Barghouthi: “Right Of Return, A Sacred Right” | #Nakba65


Tuesday May 14, 2013 12:32 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies

In a statement released from his prison cell, detained Palestinian political leader, Marwan Barghouthi, stated that May 15, marks the 65th anniversary of the Nakba, when Israel was established in the historic land of Palestine, over the ruins of hundreds of displaced and destroyed villages and towns, and added that on this day, the Palestinians reaffirm their legitimate inalienable Right of Return to their homeland.

Detained Leader – Marwan Barghouthi,

The Fateh leader said that the Palestinian people will never abandon their legitimate rights, and insist on the implementation of all related international resolutions, including United Nations General Assembly Resolution #194 regarding the Right of Return of the Palestinian refugees to their homeland.

He said that the Palestinians will continue to struggle for their rights, and added that the Palestinian struggle is noble fight to justice and liberation.

Barghouthi said that the Nakba is one of the ugliest crimes in human recent history, as the Palestinians faced horrific acts of ethnic cleansing, massacres and crimes, and added that Israel uprooted and displaced an entire nation, destroyed and burnt hundreds of villages, churches and mosques to replace them with Israeli cities.

He called on the Palestinian people to unite, and to intensify their legitimate struggle against the Israeli occupation and its settlements, and called for more activities in support of the Palestinian refugees, especially in Syria.

Barghouthi also called on the Palestinians and their factions to end the internal rifts and divisions, to form a unified leadership for the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), a unified authority, and to form a national unity government that oversees new legislative and presidential elections in Palestine.

He called for more international campaigns, to achieve a full member status at the United Nations, and to conduct a unified strong boycott campaign to isolate Israel on all legal, political, cultural, and economic levels, and to ensure sanctions are imposed on Israel until it ends its illegal occupation and its illegitimate settlements.

In his statement, the detained leader said that the Palestinians must reject all attempts that aim at forcing them to abandon their legitimate rights, to insist on a full and comprehensive Israeli withdrawal from all of the Palestinian territories Israel occupied in 1967, including Jerusalem, to ensure the full implementation of resolution 194, and the liberation of all detainees.

As for direct negotiations with Israel, Barghouthi said that Israel must first acknowledge the legitimate Palestinian rights before talks are resumed, and added that any talk of modifications on the 1967 borders must be rejected.

“The Palestinians must not provide free concessions to the illegal occupation”, Barghouthi stated, “Our people will remain steadfast, and will continue to struggle for liberation, freedom and independence”.

The Palestinian Nakba

Related Link(s):

  • Brief Notes From Palestine and The Ongoing Nakba | Quick Insight
  • 10 Facts abou the Nakba | Quick Facts
  • Palestine villages destroyed during Nakba | Interactive Map
  • The Palestinian Genocide | Research 
  • Nakba 1948 | The Documentary | Part 1 | Part 2 | Video
  • 1948 | Lest we forget… | Memorial
  • Plan Dalet and 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
  • Zionist massacres of the Nakba | Facts
  • The Children of Deir Yassin | Memorial website
  • Deir Yassin Massacre – April 9, 1948 | History
  • Deir Yassin Remembered | Video


  • Nakba Day 2011 | Ramallah May 15, 2011 | by Ahmad Mesleh | Photos
  • Nakba Day 2011 | Marches & death on the borders May 15, 2011 | Photos
  • Nakba Day 2012 | In Photos

More Photography | 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 by media displayed narrative of a bodycount – victims fallen by direct violence – does not display, the numerous victims of the zionist occupation which mostly stay undocumented. 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 media 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 organizations. 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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