A conference held in Netherlands to mark Nakba anniversary

[ PIC 20/05/2012 – 08:45 PM ]

THE HAGUE (PIC)– The Palestinian community in the Netherlands held, on Saturday, a conference to mark the 64th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba in the capital Amsterdam, with the participation of the former PM of Netherlands, Dries van Agt, and with a large presence of the Palestinian community in solidarity with the Palestinian issue. The Conference opened with a documentary movie about Nakba and the refugees’ conditions.

The spokesman for the Conference’s organizing institutions, Wim lankamp said in his opening speech: “We are holding the conference, today, after 64 years of Nakba, the displacement of Palestinians and the seizure of their land. We commemorate this anniversary today in Amsterdam, while all Dutch cities are witnessing similar activities reflecting the Nakba day’s condition. ”

Lankamp stressed on the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homeland from which they were forcedly displaced, reminding of “the massacres which had been committed by the Zionist occupation against Palestinians since more than six decades, and which continue to this day,”. He also pointed out to the suffering of thousands of Palestinian prisoners in the occupation’s jails, who achieved some of their demands after a hunger strike that lasted about a month.

Meanwhile the former Dutch PM Van Agt, during his speech delivered at the conference, excluded the possibility of reaching any compromise based on the two-state solution between the Palestinians and the Zionist entity, and wondered: “Where is the Palestinian state if Israel controls 98 per cent of its territory.”

Van Agt drew attentions to the continued settlements’ expansion in the Palestinian territories and to the establishment of the apartheid wall, in addition to “the barriers and the checkpoints manned by the Israeli army to hinder the movement of Palestinians and disrupt their lives”. Besides, he referred to the Zionist procedures of displacement, massacres and intimidation which have been committed 64 years ago, and resulted in displacement hundreds of thousands of Palestinians.

The former Dutch PM called, during his speech delivered in “Da Bali” hall, to end the siege imposed on the Gaza Strip since 6 consecutive years, and to dismantling the apartheid wall, which causes great suffering to the population.

Jaber Suleiman, a Palestinian writer, researcher and activist talked about the Nakba’s events and the Palestinian refugee camps and emphasized on the Palestinians’ right for return and their determination to achieve it, while Abdelkader Benali, a writer and an activist, talked about his experience in Palestine and the suffering of the Palestinians from the Zionist practices that violate the law.

The conference displayed photos on the Palestinian Nakba and the prisoners’ conditions in the occupation’s jails, in addition to the Palestinian handicrafts.

  • Nakba 1948 – The Documentary | Part 1 | Part 2 | Video
  • 1948 | Lest we forget… | Memorial
  • Plan Dalet and the Nakba | Facts
  • Zionist massacres of the Nakba | Facts
  • UN’s complicity in Palestine’s fate | Facts
  • In 2,5 months time UNSCOP created millions of refugees lasting 64 years | Facts
  • Al Nakba – The zionist project | Facts
  • A must read… Our Paradise on Earth | A story of the Nakba | A Voice From Palestine
  • Erased and written over: How Nakba villages sunk into Israeli landscape | Facts
  • Nakba Survivor … add your families story here | Project
  • Tracing All That Remains Since Nakba | Nakba Project
  • The Children of Deir Yassin | Memorial website
  • Deir Yassin Massacre – April 9, 1948 | History
    Deir Yassin Remembered | Video
    2011 Nakba Day in Ramallah May 15, 2011 | by Ahmad Mesleh | Photos
  • Nakba Day 2011 | Marches & death on the borders May 15, 2011 | Photos

In Pictures | The Nakba

The Nakba – In photos (Click to see the full album)

Nakba Commemoration 2011 – In photos (Click to see the full album)

More pictures in the Gallery Images | الصور


انّا للہ و انّا الیه راجعون

May Allah Subhana wa Ta’ ala grant the Shuhada Jannatul Firdaus, and ease it for their families, loved ones and anyone around them. Allahumma Ameen ya Rabbil Alameen. ‘ Inna Lillahi wa ‘ Inna ‘ Ilayhi Raji’un, Allahu Akbar


* The list of shuhada does not display, the numerous victims of the zionist occupation which are undocumented by media. Nor it displays the victims of the “silent onslaught” due to restrictions of movement, ability to go to hospitals for treatment or life saving surgery, due to lack of medication because of the blockades and so on. For example: The Slow Motion Genocide by the Siege on Gaza only, killed 600 patients since Gaza got under Israeli Siege.

For an overview of All Israeli Massacres Palestinians go here

Neither does this list, display the avoidable mortality. A clear and statistical factual evidence, about the number of deaths due to indecent ruling by occupation forces. For even an occupier has obligations under International Laws, Geneva Convention and the Hague regulations, which it is neglecting. These circumstances, together with deliberate policies of the occupier to neglect and even deny every basic human right, severes avoidable mortality which is totally silenced by media or reporting organisations. While in the Holocaust, 1 on 6 Jewish people directly died of deliberate neglect, so if we believe the facts over 1 million due to avoidable mortality, neither should these same circumstances be ignores which are ongoing in Palestine. For this report displays a avoidable morality of at least 0,5 million Palestinians.

How many more dead corpses of Palestinians does the international community need to see in order to act? How many more cruelties and violations of Human Rights, Regulations and International Law will be needed to intervene so this ongoing warcrime is being stopped once and for all.

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