One of the earliest events of the 2017 North America Nakba Tour was our visit to Hunter College on September 17, organized by the Hunter College Palestine Solidarity Alliance.
Rani Allan, one of the organizers of the event, commented on Facebook:
“She said ‘When I saw the students tonight, I remembered when the Israelis killed my son.’ My heart broke and a huge sense of injustice filled me. That’s because I know how impactful it is for an Arab mother to lose a child, and no mother should ever experience that crime.
“I had an honor tonight hosting Umm Mousa – a Nakba survivor who has been a stateless Palestinian refugee for 69 years because Israel won’t allow her to return back to her homeland – with fellow 3rd generation refugee Amena ElAshkar and Palestine Solidarity Alliance of Hunter College. This event is truly one one of dearest to my heart that I’ve organized.
“As we mark the 35th anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila Massacre, let’s remember all the Palestinian mothers who lost their children to the Zionist occupation, and reaffirm our duty to defend justice.”
A video of the event was created by Edward Briody: