Twitterstorm Action Alert
May 15th, 12pm - 2pm ET | 7pm - 9pm Palestine
On May 15th, we join our Palestinian sisters and brothers as they remember the Nakba
, when over 700,000 Palestinians were violently expelled from their homes and lands, along with countless who were massacred by Israeli militias in order to establish the Israeli state in 1948.
The denial of the ongoing genocidal action by the Israeli government was enforced by the 2011 Knesset approval to reduce government funding to any non-governmental organization (NGO) that commemorates the Palestinian Nakba instead of the Israeli Day of Independence.
The reality of the Nakba of 1948 is ongoing. Today, Palestinians are evicted from their East Jerusalem homes and their West Bank land is confiscated for military exercises. Today, Palestinians in Gaza are trapped in a humanitarian crisis without adequate water and food, insufficient medical treatment, inadequate electricity and limited fishing rights.
You’re invited to
join the worldwide
and remove yourself
by deactivating your account
today on Nakba Day.
If you do not use Airbnb, encourage others on your social media accounts to do so. Be mindful of the other travel services that ignore their own complicity in violating Palestinian human rights within Israeli settlements.
If you don’t travel, take out your paper money and write boldly on it (this is entirely legal) “Free Palestine” or Support Palestinian Human Rights” or “Stop Funding Israeli Apartheid”, so that our American dollars will speak truth even as they provide support of the continuing Nakba.