Palestinians mourn Nakba Day victims

PressTV – Mon May 16, 2011 8:47AM

Israeli forces reportedly killed at least 10 Palestinian protesters marking the historic Nakba Day in southern Lebanon. (file photo)
Palestinians in Lebanon have declared a day of mourning for those who were killed when Israeli troops opened fire on protesters marking the historic Nakba Day.

Funerals will be held on Monday in Palestinian refugee camps in southern Lebanon, AFP reported on Monday.

The camps include al-Bass, Burj al-Shemali, Mieh Mieh and Ain al-Hilweh.

Israeli forces reportedly killed at least 10 protesters and injured more than 110 others during demonstrations in southern Lebanon on Sunday.

“Today is a day of general strikes in the camps in mourning for the victims who were killed by the enemy,” said the commander of the Fatah movement in Lebanon, Munir al-Maqdah.

Several Israeli planes were reported circling over the region in the morning.

Moreover, the leader of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah, Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, praised the protesters who braved Israeli gunfire on the Nakba Day.

“You, the honorable, have given the Nakba a new meaning,” he said.

Thousands of Palestinians marked the 63rd anniversary of the Nakba Day on Sunday, protesting the Israeli occupation of their homeland on May 15, 1948.

Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have been expelled from their homeland to the West Bank and Gaza Strip and other countries in the world since the 1948 Israeli occupation.


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