Nonviolent resistance through art in Aida refugee camp
I recently visited Palestine for the first time. Part of this visit included a trip to Aida refugee camp just outside Bethlehem in the Palestinian-controlled West Bank. Aida refugee camp was set up in 1950 by UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine), as a direct result of the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians by the emergent Israeli state in 1948. The camp holds 3000-5000 refugees and is made up of former inhabitants of 41 villages taken over and or destroyed by Israeli forces during Al-Nakbah (The Catastrophe).
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