Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Today as yesterday; a nation built on theft

Left: 1948: A photograph from the Palestinian village of Saris , 15km West of Jerusalem, shortly after it was cleansed of its inhabitants. Here, members of the Haganah sit and pose for a photo on furniture taken from an Arab home before the houses were razed to the ground. Hundreds were uprooted from the village. The Arabic name Saris was changed to Shoresh, which is the Hebrew word for "root", ironically...

2012: Israeli MKs relax on sofa of evicted Palestinian family in Beit Hanina, East Jerusalem.

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