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Khatib went door to door to collect the objects Palestinians had brought with them during the exodus of 1948 .As some Palestinians in Shatila see it, May 15 will not mark 70 years since the Nakba; it will mark the 70 years of catastrophic events that have unfolded ever since.Khatib is one of these Palestinians. The next year, the Nabatieh camp where his family had found refuge was razed and its population dispersed.A few years later, in 1982, members of the Lebanese Christian Phalange militia stormed Khatib's newfound home in Shatila and the adjacent Sabra camp, killing at least 800 people as Israeli forces stood idly by. Few people in the camp still remember what peace in Palestine looked like.Twenty-five years old at the time, Sarhani walked to Lebanon with his family and his fiancee.Sarhani was invited as a speaker of honor to a rally held last week by the Children and Youth Center in Shatila, headed by a man known in the camp as Abou Moujahed.
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