May 14, 2021

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15th May 2021, light a candle for peace and security for Palestinians. 

Every year on May 15, Palestinians around the world, mark the Nakba, or “catastrophe”, referring to the ethnic cleansing and the near-total destruction of Palestinian society in 1948.

On that day, Modern day Israel came into being. The creation of Israel was and is  a violent process that entailed the forced expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homeland to establish the state of Israel.

Between 1947 and 1949, at least 750,000 Palestinians from a 1.9 million population were made refugees beyond the borders of the state. Israeli forces had taken more than 78 percent of historic Palestine, ethnically cleansed and destroyed about 530 villages and cities, and killed about 15,000 Palestinians in a series of mass atrocities, including more than 70 massacres.

What’s remarkable is that this cleansing has been allowed to continue and is still taking place today. Palestinians have been stripped of their homes, farm land, access to water and cut off from their jobs. Israel has continuously breached UN resolutions designed to protect both parties and continues its process of ethnic cleansing and dehumanising the Palestinians. A peaceful solution must be found. The illegal Israeli settlements must be removed! The UN must meet its commitment to a peaceful solution, with action. Whatever your view killing children is not okay!

#Palestine #peace 

Interesting fact before Britain took control of the region in 1920 Palestinian Jews, Muslims and Christians lived together peacefully in the region.

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