This Sunday May 15 marks the 68th Nakba Day, an occasion of commemoration for the over 750,000 Palestinians that were forcibly displaced by Zionist militias between 1947 and 1950. For Palestinian communities, the violence of the Nakba started much earlier than 1948 and continues today. Our latest visual covers 143 years of Zionist settler colonialism.
Data from the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics shows how European Zionists began establishing population centers in Palestine in the 1870s, with British imperial support. From 1967 to present, Israel has continuously engaged with impunity in the construction and expansion of settlements defined as illegal under International Law.
VP partnered with 7amleh, the US Campaign to end the Israeli Occupation, and Zochrot on this visual. It is available in English, Arabic and Hebrew.