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The Nakba: Why Palestinians refuse to forget

“A majority of the Arab population of Palestine was expelled from their homes in 1948. People don't forget that.”

In this interview with MEE, Palestinian-American historian Rashid Khalidi explains why the memory of the Nakba is stronger than ever.

Every year on 15 May, Palestinians mark the Nakba (catastrophe), the ethnic cleansing of Palestine and the near-total destruction of Palestinian society in 1948.

Between 1947 and 1949, Zionist forces seized more than 78 percent of historic Palestine and expelled at least 750,000 Palestinians from their lands and homes.
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