Deir Yassin Day 2014

A Delegation from Palestine visited the United Kingdom and participated in commemorations in Brighton, Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh and York.

In addition, commemorations took place in Cyprus, Michigan, Northern California, Houston, Texas and, at the site of the village itself in Jerusalem.

IN TOWNS AND VILLAGES...

"In towns and villages up and down the land....Wigan

CHILD OF DEIR YASSIN

Mona Shalabi's aunt Rasmieh, a Deir Yassin survivor was supposed to come to the UK but was denied a visa. Mona took her place and spoke movingly of her family's experences.

Mona is married to Fatah Secretary-General (Jerusalem) and DYR Board member Omar Shalabi. Her son, Iyad is just being released from a three-year sentence in an Israeli prison

IN DEFENCE OF AL-AQSA

That a senior Fatah official could speak in a British mosque of the defence of al-Aqsa is an important aspect of Deir Yassin remembrance No matter who you are or what you believe we come together to remember Deir Yassin

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I AM THE LAW

Poet Ghazi Hussein in Edinburgh

Commemorated in Edinburgh
Fifty Years On - Stones in an Unfinished

Received from Lisa Suhair Majaj in Cyprus

Hi,
Here are a few photos from a reading i did on April 9. i read my poem 50 Years On, in commemoration of Deir Yassin. I prefaced the poem with some historical context about Deir Yassin. I was reading with Tina Adamidou, a Greek Cypriot writer, and Aydin Mehmet Ali, a Turkish Cypriot writer.
Best,
Lisa Suhair Majaj

To read Lisa's stunning poem "Fifty years on..." (and you really should), go to our writings page and download it.

All it takes is five people and a bridge

And a word from Jim Harrington...
Dan,
Our group is led by a wonderful gentleman named Bob Carter. He 82 years young and has the energy of a young philly. He's the one wearing a straw hat.

The gentleman standing next to him is an Palestinian whose mother had to leave Palestine sixty-six years ago when she was only thirteen years old. She has lived in Jordan ever since the Nakba of 1948.
Her health isn't very good now and her wish is that she can return to the village of her childhood. Of course the Israeli's won't ever allow this to happen.

There is a very sizeable Palestinian community here in Houston and we hope that they join with us once in awhile on the bridge, but lately that hasn't been the case.
Inshalla, maybe things will begin to pick up.

Sincerely,
Jim Harrington

BRIGHTON