Remembering the past: Bangladeshi fighters for #Palestine of the 1980s
Volunteers from #Bangladesh fighting with #palestinians in Beirut, #Lebanon 1982. (Photo: Magnum Photos-Chris Steele Perkins) Volunteers from Bangladesh fighting with Palestinians in Beirut, Lebanon 1982. (Photo: Magnum Photos-Chris Steele Perkins)
A photograph and a grave. These are two relics of a time, now mostly forgotten, of when thousands of Bangladeshis came to Lebanon in the 1980s as volunteers and fighters for the Palestinian cause. They were no less important in the struggle for Palestinian liberation than others, and their stories deserve to be remembered.