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The Exiled Palestinians, Stateless Palestinians from the Camps in Lebanon

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Direct from the refugee camps, The North America Nakba Tour, the Coalition for Peace with Justice and Promised Land Museum present “The Exiled Palestinians, Stateless Palestinians from the Camps in Lebanon”, a talk featuring two women with a different message from Palestinians living within the occupied territories—theirs is the story of refugees displaced from their homeland.

Khawla Hammad has been a stateless refugee in Lebanon for 69 years. At the age of sixteen, she was expelled from her village of Kabri, in Palestine. Now she is 84 years old and still a refugee in Lebanon, with no citizenship in any country at all. Israel expelled most of the population in 1948, and has prevented them from returning to their homes after what Palestinians call al-Nakba (the Catastrophe). In repeated Israeli attacks in Lebanon, Khawla’s three children were killed, among many others.

Khawla will be joined by 23-year-old Palestinian refugee, journalist and translator Amena Elashkar, the great granddaughter of other Nakba survivors. She and her parents were born as stateless refugees in Lebanon and have never lived in their own country. Amena first met an Israeli during last year’s tour, and Khawla not since 1948. They have a different perspective from Palestinians in Jerusalem, the West Bank, Gaza and the part of Palestine that became Israel.


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