#PalHunger | Massive sit-in outside 10 Downing Street in London on nakba anniversary

[ PIC 13/05/2012 – 11:40 AM ]

LONDON, (PIC)– Supporters of Palestinian rights and the Palestinian forum in Britain on Saturday staged a massive sit-in outside 10 Downing Street in London mark the nakba day which fall on May 15.

The Nakba commemoration was organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Friends of Al-Aqsa, British Muslim Initiative, Palestinian Forum in Britain and Stop the War Coalition. And supported by: Architects and Planners for Justice in Palestine (APJP), CAABU, CND, CWU, FBU, Green Party, GUPS UK, Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers, ICAHD UK, Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights, Liberal Democrat Friends of Palestine, London BDS, PCS, Viva Palestina, War on Want and Zaytoun.Hundreds of Britons, Palestinian refugees and Arabs attended the sit-in to champion the Palestinian right of return and the cause of Palestinian hunger strikers in Israeli jails.

The speakers highlighted in their speeches the need to put an end to Israel’s racist and ethnic cleansing policies and practices against the Palestinians and pressure it to respond to the demands of the Palestinian hunger strikers in its jails.

Spokesman for the Palestinian forum Zaher Al-Berawi underlined that the commemoration of the nakba anniversary every year is aimed to remind the world about the crimes that have been committed by the Israeli occupation state since its emergence.

Berawi added that the anniversary also confirms that the Palestinian people inside the occupied territories and in diaspora would never forget their homeland which was usurped by the Zionists in 1948.


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