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Birzeit University Remembers Kafr Qasim Massacre

Monday
November 11, 2013
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The Birzeit University Deanship of Student Affairs in collaboration with the Youth for Change Association in Kafr Qasim, held on November 6, 2013 a lecture to commemorate the 47Th anniversary of the Kafr Qasim massacre that took place on October 29, 1956.

The representative of the Youth for Change Association Ms. Raghad Rabee presented a PowerPoint presentation, which highlighted the most important events of the massacre. The atrocity was committed by Israeli soldiers against 49 Kafr Qasem inhabitants in cold blood as they were returning home, among those killed were 23 children and one pregnant woman.

She said: "The massacre coincided with the tripartite aggression against Egypt on October 29, 1956, whereas Britain, France and Israel conspired against Egypt, after the Egyptian President Jamal Abdel Nasser announced the nationalization of the Suez Canal."

The Dean of Student Affairs. Mohammad Al-Ahmad said that this lecture is part of a lecture series, organized by the Deanship to aware students of the Palestinian history and to broaden their understanding of the Palestinian cause.

The village of Kafr Qasim is a hill-top Palestinian village located 150 meters high above sea level, 20 km east of the city of Jaffa, and is considered one of the Arab community’s border town, west of the Green Line.

Residents from Kafr Qasim have marched from the village’s mosque to the site of the killings to commemorate the massacre. Although 57 years have passed, most of the few remaining survivors are still too scared to speak publicly.

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