Hastings Mosque to open its doors for commemorative event

Dr Khader Abu Hayyeh SUS-190613-171928001Dr Khader Abu Hayyeh SUS-190613-171928001
Dr Khader Abu Hayyeh SUS-190613-171928001
Hastings’ Mosque is inviting all members of the community to join them this Sunday (June 16) for a special event which will include a talk, film and free food.

‘Remembering Al Nakba’, organised with the Hastings & Rye Palestine Solidarity Campaign (HRPSC), is a commemoration of the Palestinian Nakba (meaning ‘catastrophe’ in Arabic) which took place in 1948.

Then, more than 700,000 Palestinians were expelled or forced to flee their homes.

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Dr Khader Abu Hayyeh was just a little boy when his family were forced out of their village of Lydda and has vivid recollections of that traumatic event.

His talk will be followed by a short film and some delicious Palestinian food. The event is free and open to all.


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Gill Knight of the HRPSC said: “This is a great opportunity to learn about the Nakba from someone who was actually there and to taste a little authentic Palestinian cuisine. It is also a chance to spend some time in our local Mosque and get to know the Muslim members of our community.

“Hastings is a very diverse town but one thing we share is an openness and friendliness towards each other. This is a chance to get together and strengthen those bonds.”

‘Remembering Al Nakba’ is at Hastings Mosque, 12 Mercatoria, TN38 0EB, from 2pm to 5pm. Email [email protected] for more information.

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