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Israeli Independence/Palestinian Nakba: A Palestinian-American’s Story

By Kathleen McQuillen, Iowa Program Coordinator 

Nakba (catastrophe) Day is observed by Palestinians around the world as a day of grief in remembrance of the forced displacement of 750,000 Palestinians as the Jewish state of Israel was created on Palestinian land. In Des Moines, AFSC organized an event on May 15 providing a forum for Palestinian-Americans to share their history and hopes for the future.

Nakba event in Des Moines 5-15-11

Kathleen McQuillen of AFSC Iowa introduces speakers at a Nakba forum

Kathleen McQuillen of AFSC Iowa introduces speakers at a forum in Des Moines marking the 63rd anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba.

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