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Remembering the Nakba: Voices from Palestine

BETWEEN 1947 and 1949, around 750,000 Palestinians were expelled from their homes and over 500 villages destroyed.

Today, May 15, marks the Nakba, or “catastrophe” the day after the declaration of the state of Israel on May 14, 1948.

For Palestinians, the Nakba doesn’t represent a singular event, but the ongoing process of colonisation and displacement of their lands and people.

Marking this year’s Nakba Day, the Morning Star is publishing a mini series by Palestinian writers from Gaza called Remembering the Nakba: Voices from Palestine.

English teacher and writer, Mona AlMsaddar writes on how the Nakba impacted her family and what life is like as a refugee in your own lands.

Aziz Abuzayed, an activist and researcher, describes how Nakba never really ended.

Asmaa Rafiq Kuheil, also an English teacher and writer, says that despite the fact that Israeli governments have dehumanised her people for years, the Palestinians will never stop resisting.


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