During the Nakba (Arabic for Catastrophe), almost 800,000 Palestinians were forced to flee their homes as rabid Zionism ran rampant throughout Palestine. It was after this orchestrated terror that the rogue state of Israel was founded in 1948. Those civilians who fled, left their homes intact and brought whatever possessions they could carry with them. They took the keys to their doors and deeds to their properties.
Today, those refugees and their descendants are forced to live in refugees camps in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and in other parts of Palestine, including the Gaza Strip. They seek a return to their homes and lands, but this is being denied by the Israeli regime in direct contravention of international law.
As if it wasn’t bad enough to have ethnically cleansed the Palestinian people from that part of Palestine now known as Israel, the Zionists have sought to cause further suffering by regularly invading the refugee camps in Palestine and attacking the residents. One of the best known and most afflicted camps is Aida, just north of Bethlehem. It has almost 6000 refugees living in poor conditions with no certainty for their future.
Israeli storm-troopers are a regular sight as they rampage through the camp, carrying on a tradition began by their fanatical parents and grandparents some decades before. Aida is one of the most tear-gassed places in the world. One resident has sought to turn the negativity of Israeli occupation into something more positive. This is his story.