Saturday, September 26, 2009

You always hear of Sderot and its "victim" status but you NEVER hear this

Sderot Built on Ashes of Ethnically Cleansed and Defaced Najd
Sderot was settled by Jews in 1951. According to Walid Khalidi in All That Remains, it along with the settlement of Or ha-Ner, founded in 1957, were established on the village lands of Najd, which means "elevated plain" in Arabic.

Najd's Palestinian villagers, approximately 620 in 1945, were expelled on 13 May 1948, before Israel was declared a state and before any Arab armies entered Palestine. According to UN Resolution 194 and also the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 13, Section 2, the villagers of Najd have a right to return home to their personal property and to their native village.

Today, according to Khalidi, "some old trees grow" on the site of the village. It is "overgrown with cactus and Christ's thorn and sycamore trees and contains the crumbled walls of unidentified buildings...."

1 comment:

  1. During the Gaza onslaught the British blogger Craig Murray monitored the BBC World News station for one hour. This is what he saw and heard -

    "Pro-Israeli (including US government) speakers - 17
    Pro-Palestinian speakers - 2

    Mentions of Hamas Rockets as reason for war - 37
    Mentions of illegal Israeli settlements - 0
    Mentions of Palestinians killed by Israel during "ceasefire" - 2
    Mentions of Sderot - 12
    Mentions Sderot used to be Palestinian - 0"