Thursday May 15th is the Palestinian’s “holiday” of Nakba, which means catastrophe. The day mourns the creation of the State of Israel in 1948 and celebrates the Palestinians’ wishes for the destruction of the Jewish State. The Christian Science Monitor celebrated the day with an article about iNakba, a new app to help Palestinians remember the day.
iNakba is a smartphone app to remember what the Palestinians claim are the 400 Palestinian villages depopulated or destroyed in the wake of Israel’s founding.
According The Christian Science Monitor:
iNakba puts those villages back on the map, allowing users to upload photos, videos, stories, and other data to paint a picture of the former landscape.
“We believe that maps are a political tool. The map itself destroyed places, erased places,” says Raneen Jeries of Zochrot, which aims to heighten Israeli awareness of the Palestinian nakba. “So what we did is we brought up again the Palestinian maps, the invisible land.
The Christian Science Monitor didn’t report the entire story. The creators of iNakba, a group called Zochrot (Hebrew for remembering), are an anti-Israel group whose stated purpose is to push the “Palestinian right of return.” The “right of return” is a Palestinian demand to flood Israel with over 4.3 million Palestinian Arabs, thus eliminating Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people.
Zochrot regularly creates and distributes anti-Israel propaganda containing rhetoricaccusing Israel of “ethnic cleansing,” “ongoing destruction of Palestinian localities,” “expulsion,” “massacres,” and “disregard for the rights of refugees and displaced people.” In a December 2008 joint submission to the UN Human Rights Council for Israel’sUniversal Periodical Review, Zochrot falsely accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing” and “forcible displacement and dispossession of the Palestinian people.”