This bus ticket is presented by Zochrot [Remembering] as part of efforts to raise Israeli public awareness about the Nakba, the Palestinian catastrophe of 1948. Zochrot hosts several tours of destroyed Palestinian villages every year.
Today, we commemorate the 59th anniversary of the Deir Yassin Massacre, in which militants of the Irgun and Stern Gang attacked the Palestinian village Deir Yassin, killing over 100 Palestinian men, women and children. This massacre is often cited as sparking the panic that led Palestinians being driven from their homes. Deir Yassin stands as the starkest early warning of a calculated depopulation of over 400 Palestinian villages and cities and the expulsion of 70 percent of the Palestinian population.