‘What Conflict?’ BDS Movement Calls to Boycott Nas Daily After Offensive Photo on Nakba

Published December 15th, 2020 - 07:50 GMT
Nuseir Yassin, who is the creator of Nas Daily, faces backlashes over his latest photo about Nakba. (Twitter)
Nuseir Yassin, who is the creator of Nas Daily, faces backlashes over his latest photo about Nakba. (Twitter)
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Yassin has 30M followers on the Internet for sharing thousands 1-minute videos.

Nas Daily, a Palestinian-Israeli Video Blogger, shared a horrible photo from the 1948 Nakba with tens of dead bodies for Palestinians adding himself to the scene with a statement above his head reading “what conflict?” The image triggered wide anger on the internet.

Kuwaiti and Jordanian BDS; Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions accounts on Twitter have responded to the photo by launching a coordinated campaign using hashtag #Boycott_NasDaily denouncing the image and accusing the mastermind of being racist.

Translation: “If you do not consider the Palestinian Nakba a struggle, then the struggle is within you.”

Nuseir Yassin (Nas) had become famous after sharing over 1,000 1-minute videos on a daily basis on his Facebook page, calling his page Nas Daily. After having received more than 17 million followers in a short time after, his popularity grew to hit 30M followers across social media platforms.

Nevertheless, around 4 months ago, the BDS movement had called to boycott Yassin’s practice, claiming that it encourages normalization with Israel as the program includes Israelis among the supervising and training staff.

Yassin, who was born in Arraba, applied to Harvard University to study aerospace engineering, then he graduated and worked for a short term before he established himself as a vlogger and quit his job at Venmo, according to Wikipedia.

Translation: “Nakba is the case of every Muslim and Arab.”

In 1948, over 700,000 Palestinians, about half of pre-war Palestine's Arab population, were forced to flee their homeland during what has become known as the 1948 Palestinian exodus, ‘Nakba.’ 

Between 400 and 600 Palestinian villages were sacked during the war, while urban Palestine was almost entirely destroyed from December 1947 till January 1949.


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