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The 68th year of the Palestinian catastrophe (al Nakba)

Publication date : 2016-05-13

Saturday May 14 at 7 PM - to midnight

Starting point : Metro Mont-Royal

This year will mark the 68th year of the Palestinian catastrophe ( al Nakba).

We, Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU), Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights - UQAM (SPHR-UQAM) and Tadamon invite all those who oppose imperialism, colonialism and modern fascism to join us to commemorate the Nakba and thereby the Palestinian resistance!




The 68th year of the Palestinian catastrophe (al Nakba)

Saturday May 14 at 7 PM - to midnight

Starting point : Metro Mont-Royal

This year will mark the 68th year of the Palestinian catastrophe ( al Nakba).

We, Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU), Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights - UQAM (SPHR-UQAM) and Tadamon invite all those who oppose imperialism, colonialism and modern fascism to join us to commemorate the Nakba and thereby the Palestinian resistance!



Bring your flags, whether Palestinian, black or red, we also recommend you bring flashlights!

Palestine has been subjected to a systemic ethnic cleansing operation at the hands of the Zionist movement for the past 68 years. In a blink of an eye, Palestine was wiped off the map.

The Zionist movement has announced the creation of the Israeli state on Palestinian territory through the destruction and expropriation of over 500 villages and towns and the expulsion of over 750,000 Palestinians to refugee camps all over the world. That is where the Palestinian struggle began.

What is the Nakba?

« On 1 April 1948 the Security Council convene the Assembly to discuss the guardianship plan and vote the US proposal of a truce, to be negotiated between the Jewish Agency who presides over the destinies of the Zionist Movement and the Arab Higher Committee.

This proposal was accepted by the Palestinians. But the Haganah, which called for a general mobilization on March 6, launches April 4, 1948 Plan Dalet, the code name for the conquest of the country strategy developed by the staff of the Haganah. The first Palestine war begins in April and not May 15 as claimed by almost all historical works on the subject.

It pits 1618 regular Palestinian fighters (joined by 2,830 Arab volunteers) to 121,110 men of the Haganah.

After thirteen offensive Jewish conquests, including eight decisive conducted on the territory of the Palestinian state devolved, it ended with the defeat of the Palestinians.

The crushing of the Palestinians and taken by Jewish armies of most of the territory reserved for them by the UN Sharing Plan is the result of the entry of the Arab armies in Palestine: 13,876 men in all, lined Syria, Iraq, Transjordan, Egypt and Lebanon.

Arab soldiers crossing the Palestinian border on May 15 just reclaim the territory, not preserve it. The amalgam that is made between the first war in Palestine and the first Arab-Israeli war is not innocent. By confusing the first in the second, it avoids the debate over the mass expulsion of Palestinians, while presented as the result of "accidental" the entry of Arabs in Palestine and the war in defense of Jews against a "foreign invasion" .

The Jews will stand out as attacked. But there were two wars: May 15, the date of entry into the war Arab troops, Palestine is already conquered by the Israelis and the Palestinians, which left 14,813 dead on the ground, are already refugees. » — Elias Sanbar, the book: Palestinians in the century, 1994

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