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The Exiled Palestinians: Stateless Palestinians from the Camps in Lebanon
May 27, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Friday, May 27th, 7:00 PM
Bloedel Hall at St. Mark’s Cathedral
(1245 10th Ave E., Seattle)
On May 14, 1948, as Zionist leader David Ben Gurion was proclaiming a Jewish state in Palestine, his heavily armed troops seized the ancient Palestinian Arab town of al-Zeeb and drove out most of the inhabitants. Eighteen-year-old Mariam Fathallah was one of them. She and her young husband and their families were forced to flee to Lebanon, along with most of the town. By the end of the year, the 4,000 year old community had been leveled to the ground. More than half the Arab Palestinians in Palestine were killed or expelled and more than half of the cities, towns and villages of Palestine were made to disappear, a crime that Palestinians call al-Nakba (the Catastrophe).
Mariam, now 86 years old, wants to meet you and tell her story in person. So does Amena Ashkar,the granddaughter and great granddaughter of other Nakba survivors, who has known no other home than refugee camps.
COME AND HEAR THEIR STORIES. COME AND ASK YOUR QUESTIONS.