Since the declaration of Israel in 1948, and the subsequent partitioning of Palestine and its people, millions have been forced from their homes, their land and the life they knew. Palestinian refugees, forced from their homes by armed troops and the violence of bitter fighting fled to territories in the West Bank and Gaza. There, conditions were bleak, prospects little and the threat of violence, bombings and military crackdowns still ever-present.
For the Palestinian refugees living in exile from the land of their progenitors, hope is little. Their already meager land allotment is shrinking with new settlements encroaching further and further. Daily life is still strained with restrictions on travel, businesses and even foreign aid. Like elsewhere, these refugees deserve a voice and global recognition.