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New mural in Belfast as Palestinians mark 'the catastrophe'

As mentioned yesterday, Israelis are celebrating 60 years since the foundation of their State. Meanwhile, Palestinians have been marking 60 years of 'al Nakba', the catastrophe. The Guardian has a short article here and a good photo series describing the day that's in it from a Palestinian perspective.

As often happens in Belfast, a new political solidarity mural has been commissioned (see above) to mark the occasion and was recently unveiled on the city's Falls Road. As you can see – and as is normal with these Belfast landmarks (and tourist attractions) – an awful lot of political information and imagery has been captured by the mural-painter's brush.

More background information available online from Amnesty on Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

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