Visualizing the Nakba

These days, it isn’t only a picture, but an infographic, that is also worth a thousand words. In commemoration of the Nakba (catastrophe) on May 15, when the State of Israel was established in 1948 after over 750,000 Palestinians were forcibly displaced from their homeland, here’s the Nakba itself in one infographic. I have broken down the inforgraphic below, while the original interactive version can be accessed on the Visualizing Palestine website, the team behind this visual. For a clearer picture, please click on the images below. From 1918 to the present day, you will see how Palestine has been systematically destroyed, its people transformed into foreigners in their own land, as some live in the so-called largest open-air prison on earth (Gaza).

Fighting with the fading memories of a land they used to call home; holding tight to ownership deeds in a language no longer spoken in their land; clinging to keys for locks long broken and replaced… will the Palestinians ever go back and reclaim what is theirs?

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