Nakba 2.0

By Bashir Nuckchady

On the 15th May, the whole world will commemorate the 76th anniversary of the Nakba amid another catastrophe.

In 1948, the Nakba took place in Palestine in which 750,000 Palestinians were forcibly expelled from their homeland.

Since 1948, Palestinians have suffered a profound and enduring trauma, as families were forcibly uprooted from their ancestral lands by Zionist militias, villages were destroyed, and communities were torn apart to create the settler colonial state of Israel.

The Nakba represents not only a historical event but an ongoing reality, as it laid the foundation for the continued colonization and occupation of Palestinian land and violent dispossession of the Palestinian people.

This series captures how the genocide and mass displacement of Palestinians in Gaza is an extension of the 1948 Nakba.

Israel’s current attacks against 2.3 million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Over the past month and a half, Israel’s genocidal goals in Gaza have become increasingly clear. Not only is the Israeli army mass-slaughtering civilians, but it is also carpet-bombing the enclave with the aim of destroying all civilian infrastructure meant to sustain life.

Hospitals, schools, water treatment plans, any source of electricity – including solar panels – warehouses and farms have been targeted. This has rendered the strip unliveable, forcing the Palestinians there into another Nakba – Nakba 2.0…