[Belfast] Commemoration of Al Nakba, The Catastrophe (IPSC)
Event to commemorate Al Nakba, the ethnic cleansing of Palestine in 1948. Thursday 14th May, at 5.30pm outside Belfast City Hall, Donegall Square, BT1 5GS, Belfast.
Israel’s ruthless 1947-49 ethnic cleansing in which at least 750,000 Palestinian men, women, and children were expelled from their homes by numerically superior Israeli forces – half before any Arab armies joined the war. This massive humanitarian disaster is known as ‘The Catastrophe,’ al Nakba in Arabic. Zionist forces committed 33 massacres and destroyed 531 Palestinian towns. Author Norman Finkelstein states: “According to the former director of the Israeli army archives, ‘in almost every village occupied by us(Israel) during the War… acts were committed which are defined as war crimes, such as murders, massacres, and rapes’…Uri Milstein, the authoritative Israeli military historian of the 1948 war, goes one step further, maintaining that ‘every skirmish ended in a massacre of Arabs.’”
Organised by Belfast IPSC – https://www.facebook.com/