BADIL Releases Issue #44 of al-Majdal (Summer-Autumn2010): Forced Secondary Displacement

The Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights is pleased to announce the publication of Summer-Autumn 2010 issue of al-Majdal (issue #44), entitled Forced Secondary Displacement: Palestinian refugees in Arab host Countries.

This issue of Al-Majdal is part of a two-part series on the secondary forced displacement of Palestinian refugees. Both issues also start with poetry and prose from around the world which cover issues relating to colonialism and forced displacement. Whilst the range of themes covered in the poetry show the variety in experiences of oppression, they nevertheless uncover recurring themes in the experiences of colonized indigenous peoples.

The section on the issue's main feature begins with an excerpt from BADIL's annual survey which provides an overview of secondary forced displacement in host countries. Mahmoud El Ali gives the history of secondary forced displacement of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon from 1948-1990 while Marcy Newman's article focuses on the most recent instance of forced displacement in that country; that of Nahr el-Bared refugee camp in 2007. Finally, Toufic Haddad gives an insight into the incidents leading to the expulsion and displacement of Palestinian refugees during the First Gulf War.

The issue concludes with a review of Ramzy Baroud's latest book, My Father was a Freedom Fighter, and a review by attorney Gail Boling of Scott Leckie's latest reference work on restitution law.

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