The Nakba is an Arabic term used to describe the ‘catastrophe’ of 1948 when Zionist gangs perpetrated a genocidal assault on the indigenous people of Palestine, causing mass destruction, murder and the forced removal of tens of thousands of Palestinians from their homes and villages. Much of this was hidden from the world but the Palestinian Resistance movement have kept the memory alive by commemorating the Nakba on 15 May and demanding the Right of Return.

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Video Documentaries

This program deals with the Nakba from a feminist perspective. The program is hosted by Tammi Molad Hayo‬ and attended by Nahed Sakis, Dr. Safa Aburabia and Rawan Bisharat.

This is the first episode in a four-part Al-Jazeera documentary series about the history of the Palestinian exodus that led to the first Arab-Israeli war in 1948, and the establishment of the state of Israel.

Everyday Nakba is an award winning documentary about water. It was filmed and directed by Mohammad al-Azza, who was deliberately shot in the face by an Israeli soldier during a raid on the West Bank.

Al-Nakba 74

Nakba 74 Protest

To commemorate the 74th year of Al-Nakba, the SA BDS Coalition held a demonstration outside the Israeli embassy, and also embarked on a motorcade to deliver a memorandum of demands to the South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation.

View the full memorandum here