64 – Tribute
Poster remake inspired by the original 1980 poster “The Land”… Link http://goo.gl/HEXN8
Top 10 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About the #Nakba
1. Nakba is the Arabic word for catastrophe. It is used to describe the Palestinian loss of land and property during the depopulation of Palestine from 1947-1949 and does not refer simply to the declaration of a state of Israel.2. 212 localities depopulated and at least half of the refugees created during the Nakba were created prior to May 15th, which is, prior to the entry of armies of other Arab states. The largest Palestinian cities at the time,Yaffa and Haifa, were emptied of the vast majority of their inhabitants before May 15th, 1948. The idea that refugee creation happened only after, or only as a result of, the mobilization of Arab armies is patently false.3. At every stage of the war, the Yishuv/Israeli forces were superior in training, equipment and numbers to the combined Arab armies.4. The Zionists prepared extensive data collection effortsto map out intelligence relating to the Palestinian villages for a decade prior to the war. Detailed information about each village was kept including information on the number of inhabitants, the village’s resources, the potential activists that resided within it and what its political affiliations were.5. Of the over 500 Palestinian villages depopulated during the Nakba, 303 were depopulated as a result of either direct expulsion carried out by Yishuv/Israeli forces or as a result of attack by Yishuv/Israel forces.6. Of the depopulated villages, 81 have been completely obliterated which means there is no traceable sign of their existence. Rubble was identified at the site of another 140 villages. Some standing walls were apparent at another 60 villages while 74 more had few houses intact. Other villages had houses intact and occupied by Israelis.7. Golda Meir struck a secret agreement with the King of Jordan before the war. Even though Jordan’s Arab Legion was the most formidable of the Arab armies, and even though the massacre at Deir Yassin tested this agreement, the Jordanian forces didn’t cross into territory that was designated for the Jewish State under the UN partition plan.8. After the depopulation of towns and villages, rampant looting of personal property took place. Israeli civilians and soldiers took part in stealing from vacated Palestinian homes and shops. Israeli historian Tom Segev notes that 1,800 trucks were taken from the town of Lydda alone.9. While 700-800,000 Palestinians were made refugees and not permitted to return by the state of Israel, 150,000 did remain inside Israel and many became internally displaced persons who still lost their property and were subjected to martial law until 1966 and various discriminatory laws since then.10. Yitzhak Rabin, an officer during the 1948 war, included a description of orders to forcibly expel tens of thousands of Palestinian civilians in his memoirs. The State of Israel prevented this description from being printed when his memoirs were published and, as far as I am aware, continues to prevent it today.*
*UPDATE: The censored passage from Rabin’s memoirs was published in the appendix of a 1996 English version published after Rabin’s death. It is unclear if the passage is permitted for inclusion within the text of the memoirs themselves or in versions published in Hebrew or in Israel.
“If the Olive Trees knew the hands that planted them, Their Oil would become Tears.” - Mahmoud Darwish
Olive trees belonging to the people of Bethlehem uprooted by Israeli Armed forces to make way for Israeli occupation forces and settlers.
We will not forgive , we will not forget !
Today marks the 64 anniversary of “independence of the state of israel,” which was built on the bodies and homes of the Palestinian people on 15 \ 5 \ 1948. According to the Hebrew calender this year it’s in 26 \ 4 \ 2012.
Nakba was the confiscation of land and the expulsion and displacement of more than 750 thousand Palestinians and turning them into refugees. The number of the refugees and their children and grandchildren after 64 years of Nakba is more than 4 million refugees. Still most of these refugees live in refugee camps in the West Bank , the Gaza Strip and neighboring Arab countries . Most of the families still keep their home key that they were expelled from in the 48 .
Member of the Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, armed wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), on patrol in occupied Gaza.
Che Guevara in Gaza.
Here, at the University of Leeds in the UK, these are just some of the posters we have made for 8TH Annual “Israeli Apartheid Week.”
Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an annual international series of events held in cities and campuses across the globe. The aim of IAW is to educate people about the nature of Israel as an apartheid system and to build Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns as part of a growing global BDS movement.
Lectures, films, and actions will highlight some of the successes of the BDS movement and build / support ongoing campaigns. Speakers and full programme for each city will be available on this website. Join us in making this a year of struggle against apartheid and for justice, equality, and peace.
Learn more about Israeli Apartheid Week here.
Feb. 15, 2012. A Palestinian youth masked with the colors of his national flag hides behind a makeshift barricade during clashes with Israeli soldiers at the entrance of the Israeli Ofer Prison near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.
Photography by; Abbas Momani.
Got an anon asking if “that’s ANOTHER Palestinian flag” on my wall, and how “I shouldn’t smear such a quality post about Israel with Palestinian filth”
I had this awesome smartass reply all typed up, pressed publish…and got an error page, with the question gone
Well, this is for anon
ALL OF THE PALESTINIAN FLAGS, I HAVE THEM
also PFLP flag in the background
Also felt I should throw on the Tarboosh for good measure
This is what happens when I’m at school all day and spend my entire first day of International Relations arguing with everyone
seriously, the ENTIRE CLASS IS OBSESSED WITH ROMNEY AND GLEN BECK
WHAT HAVE I GOTTEN MYSELF INTO
I’m feeling slightly burned out and in desperate need of sugar
From Existence is Resistance:
In protest against Rockefeller Center putting up every flag at it’s center except the Palestinian flag, Existence is Resistance organized it’s 2nd annual Occupation on Ice.
The activist where split up with some skating on the ice and raising the Palestinian flag at a precise moment with those all around the center. Palestinian flags were in full display on the skating rink and all around Rockefeller Center. Many tourist cheered the action and were supportive.
The NYPD came and demanded that we put our flags down and leave, they said no flags were allowed but we said Rockefeller Center is filled with flags. We are simply asking them to include the Palestinian flag amongst the flags of the world. After some questioning and checking our id’s we were let go.
Photos courtesy of Bud Korotzer of DesertPeace.
In memory : AL-SHEIKH VILLAGE MASSACRE
1 January 1948: On that night; around two hundred Zionists armed with hand grenades and machine guns sneaked into this small village (5km South East of Haifa). The attackers came through the southern hills (most possibly from Nisher Jewish settlement which lies about 5KM/ 3 miles south of the village). They attacked the houses on the edges of the village with hand grenades and finished off with machine guns killing over 40 of the Palestinians.
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