Palestine, April 16, 2020.(In Palestine Today)- It is no secret that “Israel” was established on stolen Palestinian land. Between 1947 and 1949, over 400 Palestinian villages were deliberately destroyed, civilians were massacred and around a million men, women, and children were expelled from their homes at gunpoint. Denied for almost six decades, had it happened today it could only have been called “ethnic cleansing”.
The official Twitter account of the embassy of Belgium in “Israel” posted a tweet celebrating the birthday of Tel Aviv.
Happy Birthday Tel Aviv ❗️🥳 https://t.co/1vOPs00y7t
— Belgium in Israel 🇧🇪 #StayHomeSaveLives (@BelgiuminIsrael) April 15, 2020
Some Palestinian activists represented in “VPalestine team” have commented on the tweet clarifying that Tel Aviv was built on ethnically cleansed Palestinian land in 1948.
Here are some of their comments:
Nothing "happy" about ethnic cleansing and the destruction of heritage https://t.co/x0gqv8oXdG
— Ali Abunimah (@AliAbunimah) April 15, 2020
— Princess Warrior (@aneesafilisteen) April 15, 2020
Not a "birthday" but a "festival-of-death", the start of what was to become the horrific ethnic-cleansing of Palestine.
— Paul Dva (@zoolooy) April 15, 2020
It is worth mentioning that the Vpalestine members are some activists on social media who are interested in refuting the Israeli propaganda and confronting the Zionist Khasbara.
The team also aims at shedding light on the Israeli violations, and exposing Israel’s real face to the whole world as well as supporting all defenders of the Palestinian cause.
Source: In Palestine Today.