A new website was launched today that lets Palestinian refugees who fled (or whose parents and grandparents fled) Israel’s ethnic cleansing project that began in 1948, talk about their experiences in time for the 63rd annual commemoration of the Nakba.
Palestinians all over the world are asked to upload video testimonials or contribute their stories on Twitter, using #NakbaSurvivor as the hashtag. The tweets show up in a live feed on the website.
The stories are deeply moving. One 2nd-generation refugee talks about his grandparents walking from their home in Jerusalem to Amman, Jordan; another talks about the village her family came from near Ramle that has since been destroyed, and paved over with a Hebrew name and modern homes.
To upload your video testimonial, go to the NakbaSurvivor website and click the “Upload your video” link at the top.