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Today is Nakba day – I hope I never see another like this one | Manuel Hassassian

The violent creation of Israel took place 70 years ago, but for the Palestinian people the ‘catastrophe’ continues• Manuel Hassassian is Palestinian ambassador to the UKToday is Nakba day. Nakba is an Arabic word that can be translated as “catastrophe”. It is used by Palestinians to describe the events of 1948 that led to their ethnic cleansing. This year will mark the 70th anniversary of the forced displacement of the Palestinians caused by the violent creation of Israel, when 750,000 Palestinians became refugees virtually overnight. Their descendants number 7 million...

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Published By: theguardian.com - Tuesday, 15 May