In a landmark move, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) introduced a resolution for Congress to recognize the 1948 Nakba. The Nakba, meaning catastrophe in English, marked the mass expulsion of over 700,000 Palestinians from geographic Palestine and the destruction of over 400 Palestinian towns and villages following the 1948 Zionist invasion. Tlaib’s resolution was released just one day after the 74th anniversary of the Nakba, and would require the U.S. to fully recognize the historic events that led to the mass displacement of Palestinian people.
USCPR stood behind Tlaib as she introduced this watershed resolution:
“For far too long, the Palestinian experience has been ignored by Washington, and Palestinians have been gaslit for trying to tell their story…We must shift US foreign policy away from enabling Israel’s ongoing displacement of Palestinians with military funding — and towards accountability.”
Middle East Monitor (MEMO) and Al Jazeera both featured the following USCPR Twitter thread:
A historic moment: Today @RepRashida has introduced a House resolution recognizing the Palestinian Nakba in commemoration of the 74th anniversary of this catastrophic crime against the Palestinian people that still continues & shapes their experience today. #Nakba74 pic.twitter.com/QJmpqIfpdp
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