The March from Tahir Square to Gaza and What They Want

Feb-21-2011 23:02 |

Gaza- the ultimate goal of a People’s Revolution…

Crowds in Tahrir/Liberation Square in Egypt.
Crowds in Tahrir/Liberation Square in Egypt.

(CLERMONT, Fla.) – Being a typically limited American, I only speak and understand English, but as I am well connected I requested my friend, brother and hero, a 1948 Palestinian Muslim refugee from the Galilee, Dr. Khaled Diab, to translate this chant that has risen up from Tahrir/Liberation Square in Egypt:

للقدس رايحين شهداء بالملايين -هتاف من ميدان التحرير

Dr. Diab replied:

“This is a great Chant. I translate it as follows: ‘Ready to be martyrs, by the millions, to Jerusalem we are going.’ This was a chant that was used in the Liberation Square of Egypt. I wish I can be with with them. -Khaled”

In October 1948, Dr. Diab was forced from his home and olive groves that his family had owned for generations by Israeli Forces. Dr. Diab then made his way to America and after many years of hard work, he achieved a job in the Defense Industry with Top Secret Clearance during the Cold War.

After THAT DAY we call 9/11, Dr. Diab established the Interfaith Olive Trees Foundation for Peace that was dedicated to raising awareness and funds to help replace the over one million food bearing trees that Israel’s Wall has destroyed.

“Financed with U.S. aid at a cost of $1.5 million per mile, the Israeli wall prevents residents from receiving health care and emergency medical services. In other areas, the barrier separates farmers from their olive groves which have been their families’ sole livelihood for generations.” [Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Page 43, Jan/Feb. 2007]

I commemorate Dr. Diab’s life, many of his achievements and also began telling the story of my spiritual journey in my first book:

Although Israel continues to deny Dr. Diab has inalienable right to return to his homeland as enshrined in the UN UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS-which their very statehood was contingent upon upholding- his heart, mind and spirit have never left Palestine.

 

 

 

Article 13:
(1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state.

(2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.

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And thus, Dr. Diab and ALL the People of The World are now invited to ‘walk like an Egyptian’ and join the Tahrir4Gaza International March to Gaza, which began to be disseminated on FaceBook and Twitter-just as the Egyptian Revolution was:

“Tahrir4Gaza” Egyptian/International March to Gaza


Time

Friday, March 4 · 10:00am – 1:00pm


Location

Egypt to Gaza, Palestine


Created By

Ken O’Keefe


More Info:


Egyptians still feel the shame of the Mubarak era Egyptian blockade of Gaza and have declared their intent to see that blockade shattered once and for all. The main groups that lead the Egyptian revolution are involved in this march and together we intend to erect a Tahrir Square style campsite next to Rafah Crossing until the blockade is over. Together we intend to make this happen sooner rather than later.

STAFF:

PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTOR FOR GAZA – KEN O’KEEFE
ken.okeefe@alohapalestine.com This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTOR FOR EGYPT – AHMED R. ELASSY
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Skype: ahmed.r.elassy

CHERYL ABDUL/ FINANCIAL SERVICES COORDINATOR
http://www.facebook.com/RidetoGaza
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facebook.com/cheryl.abdul
twitter – @cherylabdul

TRANSPORTATION ISSUES IN EGYPT
ahmed.elassy@gmail.com This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it
Skype: ahmed.r.elassy

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Eileen Fleming is the Producer of “30 Minutes with Vanunu” and “13 Minutes with Vanunu” Founder of WeAreWideAwake.org, Eileen is a Feature Correspondent for Arabisto.com, Author of “Keep Hope Alive” and “Memoirs of a Nice Irish American ‘Girl’s’ Life in Occupied Territory” and the soon to be released “BEYOND NUCLEAR: Some of my Experiences of Mordechai Vanunu and the Holy Land: 2005-2010” youtube.com/user/eileenfleming. Eileen is a unique leader in her state and she intends to run for a Florida Congressional seat in the future, to help speed the process of change that is so demanded today. Like many who walk in similar steps, Eileen, like other writers at Salem-News.com, is an outspoken advocate for humanity and she has no tolerance for the oppressive forces of the world.

You can send Eileen Fleming an email at this address: ecumei@gmail.com

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