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Sep 30, 2001 at 10:27 PM

cover of CanPalNet Statement September 2001We join people across Canada in extending our sympathies to all those who lost loved ones and suffered injuries in the Sept. 11 bombings, and in unreservedly denouncing the use of terrorist attacks on civilian targets.

While recognizing the despair and fury sown in the Middle East by United States foreign policy over the past half century, we cannot fail to note that the atrocities have set back the struggle for peace and social justice in the region....

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Launch of the "Nakba-60 Campaign"

BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights

29 November 2007

60 Years After the UN Partition Plan

Launch of the "Nakba-60 Campaign" - a Global Campaign for the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People

"We had a country, but they they came and stole our country", members of the old generation of Palestinian refugees from towns and villages in what is now Israel summarize what happened between 1947 - 1949, and they call it the "Nakba" (catastrophe). "Look, they are stealing our country", say Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied West Bank today. They point at Israel's Wall, roads, military checkpoints and Jewish colonies which deprive them of access to some 40 percent of the land and cause more displacement. "This is our Nakba; the Nakba is ongoing", they say.

Today, 60 years after the UN Partition Plan, Palestinians and people of conscience worldwide launch a year-long campaign of public awareness-raising and education about the Nakba and Israel's discriminatory Apartheid-like regime over the Palestinian people in the 1967 OPT, Israel and in exile.

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