This year marks the 66 th commemoration of the Palestinian Nakba. The Nakba encapsulates events which have took place from 1947 to the early 1950s by which approximately 750,000 Palestinians have become refugees.
Palestinians in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip as well as Palestine solidarity organisations in Europe were organising events to commemorate 66th anniversary of Nakba. The commemoration began last week on Israel’s Independence Day, when Palestinian citizens of Israel held an annual “march of return” to the destroyed village of Lubye near the Sea of Galilee. Most of the former residents of Lubye currently live in Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria.
ECCP delegation took part in a symbolic journey between Yaffa, Tel Aviv and Beirut organised by Israeli NGO – Zochrot, to mark the Nakba Day and call for the realization of the return of the Palestinian refugees. We visited demolished and ethnically cleansed Palestinian towns of Caesarea, Kafr Birim, Ras Al-Naqura and Al Bassa.