Thursday, May 15, 2008

Apartheid's 60th Anniversary

Palestinian women of the village of Battir, source

All week long, I have been trying hard to ignore anything to do with the 60th anniversary of the Nakbah. Maybe because all the optimisim and faith I can muster will not make the fact that the Apartheid state of Israel has been allowed to exist and excercise its brutality for the past 60 years any less depressing. Not only has the Apartheid state been allowed to exist, it has been given unmatched support from most of the world.

Will the people who fled from Jaffa, Acre, Baysan, and Nazareth sixty years ago ever return to their homeland? Probably not. Will there grand, grand children? I am not sure.

What I am sure of though is that there grand, grand children, and their children will never forget what happened to their forefathers and will not easily give up their right to return to their homeland, no matter how hard that is to swallow by the rest of the world.

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