Marking the 60th Year of Al Nakba

Southern California events marking the Palestinian Catastrophe (Al Nakba)

Report Back from Lebanon – Palestinian Refugees in the 60th Year After Al-Nakba – 5/7, Peace Center

Posted by nakba60la on May 4, 2008

Union of Progressive Iranians & Women In Black Present
Report Back from Lebanon
Palestinian Refugees in the 60th Year After Al-Nakba

Wednesday, May 7th – 7:00 PM
The Peace Center
8124 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles

In May 2007 Nahr al Bared Refugee Camp, home to over 40,000 Palestinian refugees, became the site of a 4-month battle between the Lebanese Army and extremist group Fatah al-Islam. During this time over 40 civilians, 167 soldiers and over 200 Fatah al-Islam members were killed. 40,000 refugees were displaced.
Dr. Laila Al-Marayati traveled to Lebanon to visit Palestinian refugee camps in November 2007.  She witnessed firsthand the devastation of the Nahr el Bared Camp as a result of fighting between a militant group and Lebanese armed forces. Over 30,000 refugees had to flee yet again to escape the fighting and now are faced with even more dire living conditions.
Kelly Hayes-Raitt joined a delegation to Lebanon with the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee in September 2007, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the massacres at Sabra and Shatilla, where 3,000 innocent refugees were slaughtered.  She interviewed survivors and victims’ family members, as well as displaced Nahr el-Bared refugees at the Beddawi camp.  Kelly will be leaving this week to join a delegation to Mindanao, Philippines.  She records her experiences at
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
7:00 p.m.
The Peace Center
8124 West 3rd Street
[The Peace Center is five blocks west of the intersection of
Fairfax and West 3rd Street.  Some parking in the only “covered
lot off the alley.  A map to the Peace Center is available at
by entering the address and zip code 90048.
For information call 323-660-1553 or 818-636-2844

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