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Nakba of 1948 and Today: A Continuum of Palestinian Displacement

The event, titled "1948-2024: The Ongoing Palestinian Nakba,
The event, titled "1948-2024: The Ongoing Palestinian Nakba,

By: ATN News

United Nations: In a poignant gathering at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, speakers emphasized the indelible link between the Nakba of 1948 and the contemporary plight of Palestinians, particularly in Gaza. The event, titled "1948-2024: The Ongoing Palestinian Nakba," served as a platform to urge for immediate action to address the escalating crisis and advocate for the realization of Palestinian statehood.

Chair of the United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, Cheikh Niang of Senegal, set the tone by stressing that the Nakba is not a relic of history but an ongoing process that has spanned generations. Niang underscored the grave violations of international law and norms perpetrated against Palestinians, emphasizing the urgent need for a ceasefire in Gaza and the fulfillment of Palestinian rights.

Riyad Mansour, the Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine, echoed Niang's sentiments, characterizing the Nakba as a continuous saga of displacement and dispossession. He decried the besiegement and violence inflicted upon the people of Gaza, warning of Israel's ominous intentions for further displacement.

The event also featured poignant poetry readings by Zeina Azzam, which vividly depicted the human toll of war and displacement on Palestinian communities. Panel discussions delved into the historical roots of the Nakba and the complicity of certain Western powers in perpetuating Palestinian suffering.

Throughout the proceedings, speakers issued impassioned calls for global recognition of Palestinian rights and accountability for ongoing atrocities. Representatives from various Member States and civil society organizations echoed these sentiments, emphasizing the imperative of ending the violence and addressing the root causes of the conflict.

In conclusion, the event served as a rallying cry for continued advocacy and mobilization to end the occupation, achieve Palestinian self-determination, and forge a path towards a just and lasting peace in the region.


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