- Published on Tuesday, 15 May 2012 10:15
PNN-Negotation Affairs Department
Nakba, for Palestine, is about the loss of potential on a mass scale. It is about reducing a vibrant and highly accomplished culture into one filled with bitter-sweet memories consumed by the national cause of return and justice. Entire villages were destroyed, then rebuilt and renamed; books, music collections and works of art were left behind as people ran for their lives, expecting to return a few weeks later; sports clubs and social organizations disappeared with the communities of which they were a part. It was a systematic campaign of death, destruction, and cultural obliteration, carried out against a nation whose vibrant culture was forcibly stunted.
For more information about the cultural aspect of Nakba, please view the Negotiations Affairs Department's new publication: Nakba – The Untold Story of a Cultural Catastrophe