The Palestinian Nakba, which is remembered by Palestinians on May 15 of every year, is 75 years old today, on Monday.
This distressing recollection is related to the five-day Israeli offensive against the Gaza Strip, which resulted in the deaths of 33 people, including six al-Quds Brigade leaders, 190 injuries, and the destruction of dozens of homes.
In the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, the Israeli occupation continues its policies of ethnic cleansing and forcible eviction of Palestinians. It also continues to deny their national and human rights, their right to form an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital, and their right to return to their homes as refugees.
Critical events and developments are taking place in the Occupied Palestinian Territories in the fight against the occupation, its plans for settlement and Judaization, particularly in Jerusalem and the occupied interior, and its attempt to erase the Palestinian Arab identity and distort the Palestinian struggle.
Despite the fact that it has been 75 years since the Nakba, its chapters and tragedies are still unfolding due to the occupation’s policies, which include the illegal use of Palestinian blood, land theft, home demolitions, assaults on Christian and Islamic holy sites, and other ongoing atrocities.
On this day, Palestinians commemorate how Zionist gangs forcibly removed their forefathers from their homes in 1948 and committed murder and other crimes as a result. They also remember their commitment to the right to return to their former homes.
The profession’s haughtiness
The fifteenth of May was a turning point in the history of the Palestinian people because it brought back all the painful memories of the heinous crime committed by the Zionist gangs and everyone who sided with them to uproot our people from their homes and fulfill the erroneous proverb “a people without a land for a land without.”
This year, the occupation’s attempts to abolish our people’s rights, to assimilate the Jewish and Arab cultures, particularly in the city of Jerusalem, and to cancel our historical and legal claim to the land of Palestine, as well as our identity, heritage, and ancient civilization, demonstrate just how conceited the occupation is.
A number of events and activities will be held this year in all of the Palestinians’ residences to commemorate the anniversary, with the themes “Our return is an approaching promise” and “Enough of 74 years of injustice and double standards – the Nakba of Palestine is a crime that does not fall under the statute of limitations.”
Out of the 1,400,000 Palestinians who were living in historic Palestine in 1948, the Nakba represented the largest ethnic cleansing process seen in the twentieth century. More than 950,000 Palestinians were forcibly evicted from their villages and cities and threatened into the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and neighboring Arab countries. Jews have a proper position.
The territory of historical Palestine under occupation, which is over 27,000 square kilometers and contains 85% of its resources and population, is greater than three-quarters of its original size.
774 Palestinian villages and cities were taken over by Zionist gangs during the Nakba; 531 of them were entirely demolished, losing all of their cultural and historical significance, while the remaining ones were governed by the occupying entity and its rules.
Each of the more than 70 massacres carried out against the Palestinians is a war crime, a crime against humanity, and is categorized as genocide.
Several historical sources state that between 3,500 and 700,000 to 15,000 Palestinians died in the Nakba fighting, compared to between 3,500 and 1,000,000 Arabs.
According to the records of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (“UNRWA”), there are currently 58 recognized Palestinian refugee camps that are affiliated with the organization. These 58 camps are spread across 10 camps in Jordan, 9 camps in Syria, 12 camps in Lebanon, 19 camps in the West Bank, and 8 camps in the Gaza Strip.