Palestinian Family Stays Connected To Their Home Village, Long After Its Destruction

The state of Israel turned 75 this week. For many Israeli Jews, it’s a moment of celebration – the nation was established as a homeland and refuge from the persecution they have faced throughout history.
But in the war surrounding Israel’s founding, the majority of Palestinian Arabs were permanently displaced from their homeland.
Palestinians call the anniversary of Israel’s founding “The Nakba”, an Arabic word that translates to “the catastrophe.” And many say the catastrophe is not history, it is ever present with the Israeli military occupation.
NPR’s Daniel Estrin tells the story of how one Palestinian family stays connected to their home village, decades after it was destroyed.
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