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Nakba Day 2008 (يوم النكبة Yawm al-Nakba)

See also Mazin Qumsiyeh’s reflections for this year at Nakba day – يوم النكبة Yawm al-Nakba 2010
Palestinians mark the 60th anniversary of the Nakba with, among other things, large symbolic keys and black balloons over Al Quds-Jerusalem.

This video clip comes from our good friends over at the great Italian Guerrilla Radio site (4.36)

The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation also has this striking poster and terrific advertisement (click on thumbnail for larger image).

The Campaign will be placing more than 1,000 of these posters on the streets of Manhattan, educating New Yorkers about the ethnic cleansing of Palestine in 1948 and the right of return for Palestinian refugees.

2 comments on “Nakba Day 2008 (يوم النكبة Yawm al-Nakba)

  1. Falastini Hurr
    21 May, 2008

    Let us intensify the efforts for the LOVE of Palestine. Do your part and perform your responsibility toward the Palestinian human rights. Silence is complicity, no actions means approval.
    Mark you calendar for May 23-25 where we assert the Palestinian National rights. We will say it loud that we will never forget. Palestinians are the Key holders of peace. Join the thousands and strengthen the network of the thousands of activists. Express your opinion and let the many panelists know of where Palestine should go. Support our efforts to empower our community and assert the Palestinians right of return. Join the many Palestinian Americans and their supporters in Chicago commemorating the 60th year of the forced exile of the Palestinian people. Be pro active, ask questions to the Panelists and discuss the current event. We must empower ourselves and make a strong network for Justice, Peace and Freedom. Be pro active. Enough talks, Register NOW

  2. D Kennedy
    2 June, 2008

    June 1, 2008 – In Washington, DC, at Israel’s 60th anniversary celebration, 400 black balloons released to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Palestinian diaspora, one balloon for every Palestinian village that was ethnically cleansed by the Zionists in 1948.
    See the Video:


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