Al-Manshiyya, a once thriving neighborhood of Jaffa, before its destruction by Zionist militias. Zochrot
'On 15 May European diplomats will be holding a party featuring the Dutch DJs Detroit Swindle at Charles Clore Park in Jaffa.
They will be dancing – figuratively, if not literally – on the graves of Palestinians.
The party, hosted by the Dutch, European Union and German embassies, among other European institutions, is supposed to celebrate the Eurovision Song Contest that will be going on simultaneously in Tel Aviv.
15th of May: @EUinIsrael & @TelAviv in collab/w @NLinIsrael present ELECTROVISION Music Festival. It will feature live shows & DJ sets by top electronic artists from the EU during the @Eurovision. @DetroitSwindle represents NL!
See FB event: https://t.co/5X0u8PVdXc pic.twitter.com/L96m4ukGTz
— Dutch Embassy Israel (@NLinIsrael) May 7, 2019
But 15 May is also Nakba Day, which commemorates the ethnic cleansing 71 years ago of some 800,000 Palestinians by Zionist militias in order to establish the state of Israel on the ruins of their lives, communities and history.
So-called Charles Clore Park tells part of this story.
It is built on the site of al-Manshiyya, a once thriving neighborhood of Jaffa – a port city that was known as the Bride of the Sea for its central role in Palestinian cultural and economic life.
On Nakba Day, @EUinIsrael throws a party at Charles Clore Park, Tel Aviv
The park is established on most of Manshiyya neighborhood in Yaffa which was ethnically cleansed in 1948
Nothing to celebrate @NLinIsrael
Learn more about Manshiyya https://t.co/K4WI8o06s2 pic.twitter.com/Po9XgxJ9kh
— adri nieuwhof (@steketeh) May 8, 2019
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