Amadu Kamil Sanah, GNA
Accra, May 29, GNA –
The Embassy of the State of Palestine in Ghana has organised a ceremony to
commemorate the occasion of 'Nakba Day' in Accra.
'Nakba' is the period of “Catastrophe” of Palestine and constitutes a dark era in history of the Palestinian people, regarding their expulsion from their homeland. It refers to a process of systematic ethnic cleansing, destruction and expulsion of unarmed Palestinian people.
Dr Jubrael Alshomali, the Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy who addressed the ceremony regretted that after the NAKBA and the announcement of the establishment of the State of Israel on May 15, 1948, placed most Palestinian regions under the authority of Israel.
He named some of the occupied regions as “West Bank”, “Gaza Strip” and “Eastern Jerusalem” which were known as Holy Places.
Dr Alshomali said the wars which caused the expulsion of thousands of Palestinians to live as refugees in neighbouring Arab countries were disheartening, in addition to the social repercussions that came with them.
The Deputy Head of Mission said, “More than 900 thousand out of 1.4 million Palestinians were displaced and expelled out of their homeland to reside in neighboring Arab states worldwide”, and called for a reversal of the situation to grant permission to refugees who wished to return to their homes.