Arab marches marking Nakba to head to Palestine borders

[ 07/05/2011 – 09:32 AM ]

BEIRUT, (PIC)– A wide-ranging march to be launched in Lebanon will head for the border with occupied Palestine to mark the Nakba (disaster) on May 15, the step was announced in the Lebanese press association in the presence of Hamas representative Ali Baraka and march coordinator Hani Suleiman.

The march, staged by Lebanese and Palestinian organizations, is timed to coincide with similar Arab marches designed to peacefully blockade Israel, which was established on the usurped land of Palestine.

The marches are set to coincide with the Nakba to ”confirm the right of all Palestinians to return to their land and property from which they forcibly evicted back in 1948,” said the preparatory committee chairman Khalid Zeidan in a statement.

Millions of Palestinians have been ejected since 1948.

The march is also designed to reiterate the right of the Palestinians to use all forms of resistance to liberate Palestine.

”The idea [of encircling Israel] is a great idea in its method and timing, especially after the decision made by Israel prohibiting the use of the term ‘Nakba’,” said chief journalist Mohammed al-Baalabaki.

He expected that the borders would see an ”Arab battle” amounting to a land blockade in response to the Israeli blockade imposed on Palestinians.

Meanwhile, the governor of Northern Sinai in Egypt Abdul-Wahhab Mabrouk has announced that relevant agencies are geared to support marches heading for the Palestinian border on the same day from Egypt.

The march was formed after Egyptian youths made calls for it on a Palestinian Facebook page urging for a third intifada against Israel.

Simultaneously, hundreds of Egyptians have stationed themselves outside of the Israeli embassy in Cairo demanding the banishment of the Israeli ambassador and preparation for the third intifada due May 15.

The vigil was organized by the third intifada preparatory committee as well as Egyptian activists.



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