Mohammad Alsaafin

My family's ongoing Nakba story

One of the most traumatic effects wrought upon Palestinian society by the 1948 Nakba, or the dispossession of historic Palestine, is the physical separation it forced upon Palestinians, between those in the diaspora and the refugees, between those living in the Palestinian territories occupied in 1967 and those who became citizens of Israel. Yet this process is ongoing to this very day, and targets even individual families. Mohammad Alsaafin details how Israel is preventing his family from seeing each other through its restrictive ID¬†system.