The North American Nakba Tour with
The Exiled Palestinians
…living in Lebanon refugee camps
When: Sunday, May 22, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Where: First Unitarian Church 569 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah
Mariam’s Story of the Nakba and Living in Exile
Come and listen to Mariam’s first-hand account of the 1948 Nakba, the catastrophe that killed or expelled more than half of all Palestinians.
- On May 14, 1948, Mariam Fathalla, and her husband were forced to leave their home.
- Mariam, now 86, has raised three generations in the crowded, makeshift refugee camps of Lebanon; all waiting to return to Palestine.
- Mariam has seen five Israeli invasions of Lebanon, and the 1976 Telal-Zaatar camp massacre that killed more than 2000 refugees.
- Mariam wants to meet you. So does Amena Ashkar, the great granddaughter of other Nakba survivors.
- Israel will not allow them to return. Lebanon does not want them.
- They have a different perspective, a different message.
Sponsored by Utahns for a Just Peace in the Holy Land (ujphl.org) and Wasatch Coalition for Peace and Justice ( wasatchpeaceandjustice.org), in cooperation with the Free Palestine Movement (freepalestine.org), International Solidarity Movement-Northern California (http://www.ism-norcal.org, and Al-Awda Palestine Right to Return Coalition (http://al-awda.org/).