Honoring the Struggle for Justice and Dignity
Palestinian Refugees and IDPs
For Immediate Release
Bethlehem, April 2008: The BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights announces the release of the Nakba 60 Special Issue of al-Majdal, our English-language quarterly magazine.
The introductory articles in this issue deal with the history of the Palestinian Nakba, and the international community's role in bringing about the 1948 Nakba; as well as the growth of the Palestinian grassroots right of return movement since the early 1990s.
The main feature of this Nakba 60 Special Issue tells the stories of Palestinian refugees in their own voices through 19 profiles of individual Palestinian refugees of different ages scattered across the Americas, Europe and the Arab World. The individuals profiled in this section cover a large spectrum of refugee experiences; stories from the population transfer of 1948, being trapped outside of their homeland during the war of 1967, the plight of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, and the horrors faced by Palestinians of Kuwait in 1991 and presently in Iraq, as well as the views and experiences from internally displaced Palestinians living as Israeli citizens today. Information about these men and women's towns and villages of origin are also included with the profiles, offering a glimpse into the scope and magnitude of what it means to be a Palestinian refugee.
A chronology of the Nakba, a list of Nakba commemoration events worldwide, as well as an update of recent developments in the global civil society campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel (BDS) are included in the documents section.
A PDF version of this special Nakba issue of al-Majdal, issue 36/7, is available at: