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My Home is Beit Daras: Our Lingering Nakba

My Home is Beit Daras: Our Lingering Nakba

Ramzy Baroud

When Google Earth was initially released in 2001, I immediately rushed to locate a village that no longer exists on a map, which now delineates a whole different reality.

Although I was born and raised in a Gaza refugee camp, and then moved to and lived in the United States, finding a village that was erased from the map decades earlier was not, at least for me, an irrational act. The village of Beit Daras was the single most important piece of earth that truly mattered to me.


One day Israel will have to drink the bitter water they have fought so hard to create. Eventually the bad ghosts one creates catch up with you.

Israel can steal sovereignty but have lost their humanity.