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The dispossession and expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in 1948 from land that became Israel upon its establishment as an independent state.

[Arabic nakba, calamity, disaster, the Nakba, from nakaba, to deviate, tilt and pour out, afflict with calamity, hurt; akin to Ge'ez nakaba, to bend, fold.]
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AL Secretary General Ahmed Abul Gheit in Arab foreign ministers meeting 27 July 2017 - screen shot from live stream CAIRO - 24 February 2018: Arab League (AL) Secretary General Ahmed Abul Gheit slammed on Saturday the US announcement that it will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in mid-May 2018 in coincidence with the 70th anniversary of the 1948 Palestinian exodus.
Born in Jaffa, Palestine in 1928, Al-Qattan and his family were forced to flee during the 1948 Palestinian exodus (Nakba).
Long before the 1948 Palestinian exodus, Kuwaitis have been supporting Palestinians against occupiers.
In that book, Pappe states that the 1948 Palestinian exodus was a planned cleansing ofPalestinethat was carried out by the Zionist movement leaders, mainly David Ben-Gurion and his associates.
The Bedouins had been evicted by Israeli soldiers from their homes in the north-western part of Negev, near Kibbutz Shoval, following the 1948 Palestinian exodus, known as Nakba.
We must thank Ambassador Sison for her kind gesture and her amiable feelings towards a country that has not known stability and accord for decades," or since the 1948 Palestinian exodus and the ensuing wars, that have become an ever-burning flame, Zayyan said.
Sleiman then referred to Lebanon's challenges in establishing peace, especially after the 1948 Palestinian exodus and the Israeli invasions of Lebanon in 1978, 1982 and 2006.
The reasons for the Jewish departure from Arab States to (mainly) israel are complex, but generally mirror the 1948 Palestinian exodus in being a response to violence or threats of violence.
Brunner stated that he was "stunned" at the appropriation of 70,000 books by the State of Israel during the 1948 Palestinian exodus as significant to the loss of Palestinian cultural heritage and decided to make a film on the topic.
The ShiberHur Theater Company's latest play "I Am Yusuf and This Is My Brother," now at the end of a sell-out run at London's Young Vic Theater, has a doubly difficult task, since it centers on a contested period of history: The 1948 Palestinian exodus, otherwise known as the Nakba (Catastrophe).