May 14th of this year marks the 75th anniversary of both the establishment of the State of Israel and the Palestinian Nakba. These are two sides of the same coin, with two conflicting narratives. But as has been said, everyone has a right to their own opinion but not to their own facts.
And the fact is that the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, while it was a tremendous achievement for the Zionist movement, also led to the Palestinian Nakba in which 750, 000 indigenous Palestinians were uprooted from their homeland and became refugees all over the planet. Palestine was not a land without people for a people without a land. It was inhabited by the Palestinians, a people with their own culture, heritage, civilization, and public life, who were subjected to a severe historical injustice known as the Nakba, the Arabic word for catastrophe.
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