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70 Years of Nakba

  • Tasmanian Parliament lawns 2 Murray Street Hobart, TAS, 7000 Australia (map)

70 Years of Nakba

Hobart, TAS.

May 15th is Nakba Day (al-Nakbah means "catastrophe" in Arabic), commemorated every year by Palestinians, to remember the 700,000 people who, in 1948, were forcibly removed from their homes, villages, towns and land during the establishment of the State of Israel. Many of their towns were destroyed by Israeli forces. Many Palestinians have never been allowed to return.

In this event, in Hobart, as in cities around Australia and the world, we stand in support of the Palestinian people, recognising their continued dispossession, and the illegal occupation of their land. We stand in support of Palestinians in Gaza who, for the past 6 weeks have seen their peaceful protests met with extreme violence by the Israeli military.

This vigil in Hobart, hosted by Tasmanian Friends of Palestine, remembers not 70 years since the Nakba, but 70 years of the Nakba.

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Hosted by the Tasmanian Friends of Palestine.

[Note: this is not an AFOPA-organised event; AFOPA takes no responsibility or liability for this event.]

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