News tagged "Nakba"

PRESS RELEASE: Pax Christi International acknowledges 71 years of the Nakba

Today, Palestinians throughout the West Bank, Gaza, East Jerusalem, Israel and the diaspora mark seventy-one years since the Nakba (Arabic for "The Catastrophe"). It marks the deliberate destruction of over 400 Palestinian towns and villages and the planned forced exodus of more than 750,000 men, women and children from their ancestral homes, between 1947 and 1948, to make way for the State of Israel...

Belgium: Pax Christi Flanders to participate in "Silence Circles" commemorating the Palestinian "Nakba", 15 May

On 15 May 2018, silence circles will be held in various Belgian cities and municipalities to commemorate the Palestinian 'Nakba'. Approximately 750,000 Palestinians fled their homes and villages in 1948...

STATEMENT: Pax Christi International urges the international community to commemorate and reflect with Palestinians on the 70th Anniversary of the Nakba

Pax Christi International recognises the 70th anniversary of two historic events this year: the establishment of the State of Israel and the Nakba (Arabic for “catastrophe”), the expulsion of more than 750,000 Palestinians from their homes and the destruction of over 400 Palestinian towns and villages to make way for the new state...

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