60 éve történt és azóta is tart amit a palesztinok Al Nakba-nak neveznek (a katasztrófa).
Ha igazságosak akarunk lenni, és jó ízlés is talán még van a világban, nem ünnepelhetünk más sírja fölött, vagy másnak a lerombolt házának köveiből fölépített „templomunkban”.
Ha a zsidó emlékezik, emlékezik a palesztin is.
Az egyiknek háza fölött csillagos zászló, a másiknak –milliók- feje fölött, azokon a hatvan évvel ezelőtti napokban, a csillagos ég…
Losing her tent in the winter storms of February 1969 was a major tragedy for this displaced Palestinian refugee woman who found shelter in Baqa'a emergency camp, east Jordan.
Children lined up at a UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) school for Palestinian refugee children in the Jalazoun refugee camp, in the West Bank in 1950. UNRWA was established following the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict to carry out relief and works programs for Palestinian refugees and began operations in May 1950. Originally thought to be a temporary organization, in the absence of a solution to the Palestinian refugee problem, the General Assembly has since renewed UNRWA's mandate until June 2011.
In his Gaza shop, Palestinian Nasser Flefel, 37, carves wooden keys, representing the keys to the homes of Palestinian refugees, that they left behind in 1948, and are a symbol of the right of return for the Palestinian people. In the process of Israel's creation and independence, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians lost their homes, businesses and land. As Israel marks its 60th birthday, the Palestinians mark nakba, or catastrophe in Arabic.
Many Palestinians were driven from their villages during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. Yamnah Ibrahim Harab, 95, reaches to hold the key to her old house in northern Israel that her family fled in 1948. They now live in a West Bank refugee camp. As Israelis celebrate the 60th anniversary of their nation's founding, Palestinians commemorate and remember the time as 'the catastrophe,' nakba, which resulted in the displacement of hundreds of thousands, and the destruction of Palestinian culture.
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