Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The occupation of Palestine begins

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted

1948 Israel declared itself to be an independent state and a provisional government was established. During the establishment period (referred to by most Palestinians and Arabs as the Nakba, meaning the 'disaster', 'catastrophe', or 'cataclysm'), more than 700,000 Palestinians were systematically expelled from their ancient homeland and many were murdered. Sixty years later, the number of refugees and their descendants still living under the notorious Israeli occupation of Palestine numbered about four million people.

The total Palestinian population worldwide is estimated to be between 10 and 11 million people, over half of whom are stateless, lacking citizenship in any country.

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