Marking the 60th Year of Al Nakba

Southern California events marking the Palestinian Catastrophe (Al Nakba)

About Us / About Al Nakba

We represent a network of Los Angeles based organizations which have come together to mark the sixtieth anniversary of Al Nakba (the Catastrophe), the expulsion and dispersion of Palestinians from what became Israel in 1948. This grave injustice has not yet been redressed and lies at the basis of continuing suffering and instability in the Middle East.

This site will serve primarily to inform the public about events we are organizing to commemmorate and address the legacy of Al Nakba.

Al Nakba, the Palestinian catastrophe (1948)

Baqaa refugee camp (Photo: UNRWA)

Every year Palestinians commemorate the Nakba (“the catastrophe”): the expulsion and dispossession of hundreds of thousands Palestinians from their homes and land in 1948. In 1948 more than 60 percent of the total Palestinian population was expelled. More than 530 Palestinian villages were depopulated and completely destroyed. To date, Israel has prevented the return of approximately six million Palestinian refugees, who have either been expelled or displaced. Approximately 250,000 internally displaced Palestinian second-class citizens of Israel are prevented from returning to their homes and villages.  (continued at Nakba page on Electronic Intifada)


3 Responses to “About Us / About Al Nakba”

  1. I hope you’ll include us among your Informational Links:

    (Happily, we get over a million hits a month, and more and more people tell us they regularly refer people to the site. People I just met in Palestine from Ireland, Britain, and Sweden all said they use the site!

    Also, the site contains materials formatted for groups to use at events — they can order them from us or just print them out themselves by clicking on the “download” link.

  2. nakba60la said

    Thanks very much! I’ve just added the link.

  3. Thank you for helping to publicize our conference in Pasadena on February 15 & 16. Could you also please send out information on our al-Nakba conference in Jerusalem in November. Here’s the link to our web page with that information:

    Thank you.

    Sister Elaine Kelley
    Friends of Sabeel–North America

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