Naksa: Mass Displacement, Dispossession of Palestinians in 1967 War

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On Tuesday 4th June, 2013, at 7:30 PM, AICafe invite you for a discussion about Al Naksa with Salah Abed Rabbo.

5 June is Al Naksa (the setback), the day on which Palestinians commemorate the displacement and dispossession which occurred during and following Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territory in the June 1967 war.

The Palestinian national movement has prioritised ending Israel's 1967 occupation, the impacts of which are all encompassing and include the poltical, cultural, social and economic spheres of life. Understanding Al Naksa, the setback which occurred following the 1967 Middle East war, is crucial for understanding contemporary Palestinian politics and life in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem and the occupied Syrian Golan.

What is the importance of Al Naksa in Palestinian daily life, resistance and memory? How does Al Naksa interact link with Al Nakba, the catastrophe of the 1948 Middle East war? Why does understanding Al Naksa enable us to better advocate for Palestinian rights and justice?

Saleh Abed Rabbo was born in the Bethlehem-area village of Walaje but now lives in the Deheishe refugee camp. Abed Rabbo was arrested in 1967 and imprisoned for three years for his participation in resistance against the Israeli occupation of that year. In 1998 Israel placed him in administrative detention. Abed Rabbo researches and publishes widely about modern Arabic literature. He was secretary of the first refugee conference which took place in Bethlehem in 1996.

Please join us for this important event!

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 10pm. It 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 AIC publications which critically analyze both the Palestinian and Israeli societies as well as the conflict itself.

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