- Published on Friday, 18 May 2012 08:40
Saturday, 19th May 2012, 8:00 PM
"Life in Palestine Before 1948"
with Mohammad Al Azza Abu Yasser.
What was life like in Palestine prior to the 1948 Middle East War and subsequent Naqba of the Palestinian people? What was the social, political, cultural and economic reality for many of the Palestinian people? How did inter-community relations in Palestine change following the advent of the Zionist movement? These questions and more will be addressed in an open discussion with Mohammad Al Azza Abu Yasser.
Mohammad Al Azza Abu Yasser, 87 years old, is originally from the Tall al-Safi village but since being expelled from his village in 1948 has lived in the Bethlehem-area Deheishe Refugee Camp.
Tall al-Safi was located 35 kilometres northwest of Hebron. It's population prior to the 1948 war was some 1,400 residents, all of whom were expelled from the village on 9 July 1948. Tall al-Safi was completely destroyed by the Israeli army, at which time Al Azza Abu Yasser was 23 years old.
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Please join the important event, just days after the Naqba commemoration!
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The AIC is a joint Palestinian-Israeli activist organization engaged in dissemination of information, political advocacy and grassroots activism. The AICafè is a political and cultural café open on Tuesday and Saturday night from 7pm until 10.30 pm. Every Thursday at 8 PM, the AICinema screens films from the Arab World and beyond.The AIC is located in the Alternative Information Center in Beit Sahour, close to Suq Sha'ab (follow the sign to Jadal Center). We have a small library with novels, political books and magazines. We also have a number of Films in DVD copies and the AIC publications which are aimed to critically analyze both Palestinian and Israeli societies, as well as the conflict itself.