Following an initiative by a group of Jewish activists from South Africa, members of the StopTheJNF movement, an unprecedented apology ceremony was held on May 1 among the ruins of the Palestinian village of Lubya in the Galilee. The South Africans apologized to refugees and internally displaced persons from the village for having donated money to the Jewish National Fund, used to plant the so-called South Africa Forest on the rubbles of Lubya, a forest which was part of the Zionist practice of denying the return of Palestinian refugees.

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