Thursday, May 30, 2013

Nakba? What Nakba?

Aborigines, n: Persons of little worth found cumbering the soil of a newly discovered land. They soon cease to cumber, they fertilize.  Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, 1911

"Mass graves have been discovered in the historical cemetery of Al-Kazakhana in Jaffa, Al-Aqsa Foundation for Islamic Endowments & Heritage announced on Monday. The graves contain the remains of Palestinians killed by Jewish militias in 1948 during the Nakba (Catastrophe). According to the Foundation, they were discovered during routine maintenance and rehabilitation of the cemetery in one of the cities occupied by Israel since 1948. The Head of the cemetery rehabilitation project, Muhammad al-Ashqar, said that the remains indicate that they were of Palestinians of varied ages 'killed by Zionist gangs' in Jaffa." (Mass graves of Palestinians discovered,, 28/5/13)

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