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News, June 2011
US-EU Attempt to Block Naksa Marches to Borders of Occupied Palestine, Netanyahu Threatens Protesters
June 4, 2011
Murra: There are American and European attempts to revoke right of return
[ 03/06/2011 - 09:44 PM ]
BEIRUT, (PIC) --
Ra’fat Murra, a Beirut-based Hamas official, criticised outside interference to try and stop activities on 5th of June to mark the 44th anniversary of the Naksa and said such interference clearly indicates the success of the 15th May Nakba marches which called for the implementation of right of return.
“The US stands and international warnings and threats which take declared and undeclared forms to stop the ‘Return March’ on 5th June to the borders of occupied Palestine is a clear proof of the success of the 15th May ‘Return March’ and that the march achieved its aims. It is also a proof of the achievement made by the Palestinian refugees in Lebanon through their sacrifice, steadfastness and insistence, bringing international attention to their just demands to return and their insistence on it while the occupation rejects it, “ Murra said in a press statement.
“The size of external pressures at the political and security levels to stop the 5th June march is evidence that the US, Europe and Israel have the same position on the right of return and want to stop any attempt to open this legitimate, humanitarian and just file. This intervention exposes the reality of countries that claim to support people’s right to freedom of expression and self-determination and shows the big lie about such countries acceptance of peaceful expression which the Palestinian refugees did when they marched towards their occupied homeland,” Murra pointed out.
Murra belittled Zionist military threats to the march and said that the people were determined to march despite those threats and the international pressures being exerted to abort the march.
A protest march in Jordan to mark the Naksa
[ 03/06/2011 - 08:47 PM ]
Hundreds of people participated in a march that started at the Hanbali mosque after the Friday prayers towards the Ras Al-Ain district to mark the 44the anniversary of 1967 Naksa.
Participants in the march, that was organised by opposition parties carried placards that condemned occupation and the Wadi Araba peace agreement between Jordan and the Israeli occupation. They also carried placards reaffirming the right of return of Palestinian refugees and rejecting the notion of an alternative home in Jordan for those refugees.
“People want the annulment of Wadi Araba accord,” participants chanted “People want to cleanse Rabia,” in reference to the Amman neighbourhood were the Israeli occupation embassy stands.
Deputy secretary of the People’s Democratic Party made a speech on behalf of opposition parties in which he said: “We stand here today to pay tribute to the Palestinian, Jordanian and Arab generations of resistance and steadfastness which continued its struggle since the Nakba and gave thousands of martyrs, wounded and captives as well as millions of refugees in defence of Palestine,” and called on Palestinians to put their house in order and protect reconciliation and national unity.
Member of the executive office of the Islamic movement Ahmad al-Kafaween also made a speech in which he called on the Arab and Islamic states to stand united in the face of Zionist designs which target the whole Ummah and its resources in addition to depriving Palestinians of their ancestral home.
June 5th March Postponed In Lebanon
A high ranking Palestinian leader has told Lebanon Daily Star
newspaper that the June 5th march by Palestinian refugees will be
postponed due to pressure from the Lebanese government.
Netanyahu: “Israel Will Act Firmly Against Attempts To Cross Border”
Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, warned Thursday that
Israel will act firmly against attempts to cross into the country while
the Palestinian mark the “Naksa” day this coming Sunday.
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