[INFOGRAPHIC] Nakba Fact Sheet.

Palestinian_refugees

 

Nakba day (Day of the Catastrophe) is an annual commemoration of Palestinian displacement on May 15th where an estimated 700,000-800,000 + were forced to flee or were expelled after the 1948 war. Hundreds of towns and villages were later destroyed by the Zionist occupiers.

 

DARWISH ADDASSI, Nakba survivor:

We were forced to walk for two days to the nearest Arab village that was not under Israeli occupation. I was a 14-year-old boy. I, my father, my brother, and two uncles were taken as prisoners of war from the town of Ramleh. We were released in April 1949 to the Jordanian army. We lost everything: Our homes, our orange groves, and our land. We were never compensated for anything.”

 

David Ben Gurion, first Prime Minister of Israel:

“We must do everything to insure they [the Palestinians] never do return … The old will die and the young will forget.”

 

Infographic via Middle East Eye.

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