An article on the 100th anniversary of Palestine Archeological institution: Hamdan Taha

https://independent.academia.edu/HamdanTaha

Hamdan. As ususal, you are a pioneer in establishing and preserving this huge and necessary job towards the cultural heritage and museums in Palestine. An excellent and inclusive perception to our past history that trancends the religious and ethnic classifications of our past material culture and historicity. I do hope that one will take the opportunity to translate the article to english, because Hamdan, not only a leading modern archeologist, but was the head of a team who straggeled hard to establish tens of archeological sites and museums and trained many new archeologists in the small part of Palestine where it was possible and permissable. All was was done since 1994 was started from zero, as far as I know.

One note to mention: although Hamdan mentioned that more than 500 villages and localities were demolished, before and after 1948, it was documented now, by Zochorot researchers and others that 601 villages and localioties were demolished. A map on Zochorot homepage is available with all the names, if needed. Khalidi, Sharif Kanaani, Abu Sitta, Nur Masalha, only to mention a few,  have done a lot in this regard. More research is needed to document and preserve what happened in the last century to our modern material culture by trying to eraze the physical body of the villages,, as well as the old past heritage of Palestine, that was and still under huge and constant acedemic falisifications…Few days ago, an Israeli researcher presented a view of what happened in Kufur Kanna in 48, and how vivid and authentic the Palestinian voices who still remember what happened and why the military forces who attacked kufur kanna did not  succeed in occupying the village. Archival materials, especially form the other side are not holy, although necesary to look at. The presented their views and not what took place really.  
 
Thanks Hamdan

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