The Nakba, meaning “catastrophe” in Arabic, refers to the mass displacement and dispossession of Palestinians that occurred in 1948 during the establishment of the so-called state of Israel. With the profound impact this topic has on Palestinians, it is very essential to always address it with correct information and right terminology.
The Nakba has always been a pivotal chapter in the ongoing apartheid practiced against the Palestinian people. The root cause of the Nakba is traced back to the United Nations Partition Plan of 1947, which proposed the creation of separate Jewish and Arab states in the region. This plan was met with vehement opposition from the Arab states and Palestinian Arabs, as it resulted in the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homes.
Critics argue that the Nakba was not a mere consequence of war, but a result of intentional and systematic efforts to establish a Jewish state. They point to instances of forced expulsions, destruction of Arab villages, and the denial of the right of return for Palestinian refugees.
Nakba Pay-Back: The Palestinian Resistance Efforts
With the recent escalations, we see Palestinian resistance fighters as they continue marching into the occupied territories of Palestine, controlling settlements, enemy positions, and military fortifications.
Videos shared across the media in Palestine also show a number of zionists and settlers fleeing to the airports and running away in the streets leaving their belongings in the homes that they stole from the Palestinians in the 1948.
It is to no surprise that Al-Aqsa Flood Operations and the details that are being shared with us regularly about it were strategically planned and thoroughly thought of long before the start of the operation.
Hamas’s Operation Al-Aqsa Flood on Saturday caught Israeli authorities off guard. In addition to rocket attacks, the Palestinian faction deployed fighters from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel, targeting military sites, gaining control of certain Israeli settlements, and holding dozens of civilians and soldiers hostage.
Although the Al-Aqsa Flood Operation caught the Israeli forces off-guard, it was neither surprising nor unprovoked. It’s not merely a consequence of lapses in Israeli security measures. Instead, it is a predictable response from the Palestinian people who have endured decades of Israeli settler colonial rule and occupation.
This huge operation we take massive pride in is the greatest response to the occupation and its continuous assaults since 6th of October 1973, when Egyptian and Syrian forces launched a coordinated attack against Israel taking the Israeli Defense Forces by surprise, and winning back Sinai Peninsula.
Now, the Palestinian Resistance Groups are strategically working to take back the occupied lands of Palestine, starting with Be’eri, Sderot, Sufa, Kerem Shalom, Kissufim, Nahal Oz, Kfar Aza, Erez, Zikim, Ofakim, and many more.