Palestinian refugees on the road to Lebanon, among many thousands, who were forced out of their homes in May 1948 before the establishment of the state of Israel. This was called ‘ethnic cleansing’ some fifty years later by historians when they were denied the right to return home.
75 years ago, 750,000 Palestinians were ethnically cleansed from their homes and became refugees. Over 500 Palestinian villages were bulldozed, and trees were planted over the ruins to conceal them. This was no accident of war but a carefully executed plan (Plan D) to make way for the establishment of Israel by the Zionist forces in British Mandate Palestine. On Monday 15th May at 7.30 Kairos Ireland will hold a webinar to highlight what happened in 1948; give eyewitness examples of continuing dispossession; consider colonial structures in Palestine and elsewhere; and offer prayerful reflection. You are invited to register for the webinar on Eventbrite