Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

Nakba Week: Lubnah Shomali of BADIL speaking tour on Palestinian refugees (9 – 14 May)

To mark Nakba Day 2016 the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign is honoured to present a speaking tour featuring Lubna Shomali from BADIL, Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights.

She will tour Ireland from Monday 9th to Saturday 14th May.

Mon 9: CORK7pm, Quay Co-op, 24 Sullivan’s Quay
Tue 10: LIMERICK7pm, Pery’s Hotel, Glentworth Street
Wed 11: DUBLIN6.15pm, Academy Plaza Hotel, 10-14 Findlater Place
Fri 13: DERRY7pm, UNISON Building, Clarendon Street
Sat 14: DUBLINNakba Day March & Moving Gallery

Her talk will be a first-hand account of the key issues regarding Palestinian refugees, from the 1947-49 Nakba when over 700,000 Palestinians were forcibly dispossessed and exiled from their homeland to facilitate the creation of the state of Israel up to the refugee crisis of the present today. There will also be an exhibition of photographs chronicling the current plight, the ‘ongoing Nakba’, of Palestinian refugees.

Today there are more than five million Palestinian refugees, many who are refugees for a second or third time, all denied their international law-mandated Right of Return by Israel. Palestinian refugees are once again caught up in the crisis, many of them risking their lives crossing the Mediterranean to flee the brutal civil war in Syria, endemic poverty and discrimination in Lebanon, and Israel’s cruel illegal siege of Gaza. Come along to find out more, and to see what we can do to help them get home.

About BADIL

BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights  BADIL is a Palestinian human rights organization established in 1998, dedicated to defending  and promoting the rights of Palestinian refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), regardless of their geographic location, according to the frameworks of international  humanitarian, human rights and refugee law. BADIL is one of the leading and respected  resources on historic and contemporary forcible transfer and the Palestinian refugee and IDP  issue. BADIL has special consultative status though a partnership framework with UN ECOSOC,  allowing it and its partners to engage regularly and assertively with all UN mechanisms. BADIL works to engage and empower Palestinian and international civil society to advance a  rights-based solution according to international law.

About the speaker

Lubnah Shomali is BADIL’s Administrative and Financial Affairs Manager.  As a Palestinian human rights defender and activist, Mrs. Shomali will present BADIL’s  comprehensive rights-based approach to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, with a focus on forced  population transfer, refugees and internally displaced persons, according to international  humanitarian and human rights law.  Mrs.  Shomali relocated with her family to her hometown in the West Bank in the summer of 2008.  She worked with Beit Sahour Municipality for three years as their International Relations Officer  before signing on with BADIL Resource Center in 2012.

Organised by the Dublin branch of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign

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