This morning students at Columbia put up 1000 posters,
each bearing the name of one of 418 villages wiped out
in the Nakba. Says Saif Ammous:
"It is vital to inform our fellow students
of the roots of today's conflict, since it
is the Nakba that has defined the history
of the Palestinian and Israeli people until today.
...the Nakba is not merely a historic event, but
a continuing reality that persists every day, in
every refugee camp, at every check point, with
every Palestinian home destroyed and land confis-
cated by Israel. Only when the root injustice at
the heart of this conflict is addressed can there be hope
of a peaceful solution."