At the gates of his 90s, Palestinian Ali Al-Qadi is still working in his grocery store, which he opened in the city of Al-Bireh in the central West Bank, after he ended up as a refugee after he and his family were expelled from the village of Beit Nuba in the June 5, 1967 war, known as the “setback.”
Ali Abd al-Aziz al-Qadi (Abu Muhammad) was born in 1932 in Beit Nuba, which is one of the 3 towns of Beit Nuba, Yalu and Amwas, known as the Latrun villages. It is located on the Latrun monastery road linking Jaffa and occupied Jerusalem. Palestinians, including in the June War of 1967, to control the entire region. Read also In the video.. Jerusalem and the setback.. This is how Jerusalem fell (3-6)In the video.. Jerusalem and the setback.. Military rule of the city (4-6)In the video.. Jerusalem and the setback.. a war on the Jerusalem (6-6)
The judge added, “An Israeli force arrived at our house, west of Beit Nuba, and they ordered us to leave immediately.” The Israeli soldiers told the judge and his family, “Come on, go to Al-Hussein,” intending to expel them to “Al-Hussein, King of Jordan.”
When some of the villagers tried to call for the help of the remaining Arab forces, they learned that they had received orders to withdraw, so a few young men, no more than 20 in number, took turns to carry the available guns to defend the town, and during that time, Abd al-Zahir Ahmad, Lotfi Mahmoud Husayn and others were martyred.
The sons of Latrun walked to the neighboring villages in the Ramallah area and northwest of Jerusalem, and the judge said, “On the fifth of June, I carried my five children, the last of whom were twins aged 20 days, and we fled to the nearby village of Ain Arik.” The wheat harvest is not over yet.
The displaced people from the villages of Latrun returned a few days later in an attempt to enter their villages, but they learned that all their homes were booby-trapped and that they would all be executed at night, after they heard about the son of the village in his sixties, “Muhammad Ali Abu Bakr” who refused to leave his house with other families, and their fate was to be executed or destroyed. Their homes are above their heads, and among the martyrs were 5 children.
In the wake of the bombing of their homes and the destruction of their villages, the residents of Latrun, who numbered nearly 10,000, fled to areas in the central West Bank and the vicinity of Jerusalem, while a large number of them headed to Jordan.
“It was a bitter defeat,” Ali Al-Qadi explains, “because the Palestinians were waiting for the Arab forces to recover what was lost from Palestine in the Nakba in 1948, but they lost what was left of their country and the Arab garrisons fled before their eyes without actually fighting a war… In fact, they stripped us of weapons sometimes. Not to resist.”
However, for the first time since his displacement in 1967, Abu Muhammad al-Qadi says that he did not regain the feeling of defeat, as in every memory, because “the feeling of defeat was brought down by Gaza this time when its resistance said we are a sacrifice for Jerusalem and Sheikh Jarrah.”
He added, “While we were waiting for another defeat by the entry of settlers carrying Israeli flags to Al-Aqsa Mosque, the resistance confronted them with rockets launched towards the settlements of Jerusalem.”
“After this victory,” the judge continues, “the world finally understood that there is a homeland called Palestine, and there is an oppressed people in it in exchange for an unjust and criminal occupation force.”
Ibn Bait Nuba’s destructive feeling is consistent with the opinion of Professor Hassan Nafaa, a professor of political science at Cairo University, who wrote on his Twitter page that “the fifth of June was the memory of defeat and defeat, but today this memory comes scented with the victory of the Palestinian resistance to give us new hope for a better future.” “Resistance is the solution,” he added.
The Palestinian writer and poet Zakaria Muhammad says that the Palestinians, in the battle that the resistance called “the sword of Jerusalem,” “victorious over themselves. Sometimes the greatest victories are victory over self and its rottenness, because it is the beginning of a serious victory over the enemy… We have purified our souls, and this is what qualifies us for the coming victories.”
The writer and researcher at the Arab Center for Studies and Research Mahmoud Mohareb told Al Jazeera Net that the memory of the setback this year comes after a mass uprising that pervaded historic Palestine and crossed the borders established by the occupation between the occupied territories in 1948 and the setback of 1967.
This gift, according to Muhareb, expressed the Palestinian rejection of the continuation of the occupation and settlement and a practical will for liberation. It also “expressed the failure of Israel’s policy to isolate the 1948 Palestinians from the rest of their people, who rose up by the thousands to say that they are part of about 7 million Palestinians who have their rights on all the land of Palestine.” historical”.
In Muhareb’s belief, too, the recent Palestinian gift and the steadfastness of the resistance in Gaza demonstrated the fall of the so-called “deal of the century” despite Arab normalization with Israel, and it became clear that the Palestinian cause will remain alive and essential in the region, and it succeeded in restoring Arab popular support and taking the lead in the work of the international community.
Muhareb says that the Palestinian victory on the anniversary of the setback has been achieved through realistic achievements, the most important of which is the postponement or suspension of decisions to expel Palestinian families from their homes in Jerusalem and the possibility of canceling them with the continuation of popular and political pressure, despite the continued real danger of perpetuating the settlers’ daily incursions into Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Mohareb believes that the last battle was a wave of struggle waves that increased the confidence of the Palestinians that the continuous mass uprising that affects world public opinion imposes Palestine as a cause of a people seeking liberation from occupation and renounce the defeat that has stuck to it since the catastrophe and then the setback because the world, as he says, is no longer in solidarity Or supports the silent victim, but stands with the defender of his rights.