Solidarity with Palestine on the 70th Anniversary of Nakba and the Tragedy of the Palestinian People

International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity
On Tuesday, May 15 the Palestinian people commemorated the 70th anniversary of the creation of the State of Israel, known to them as the Nakba Catastrophe that caused the forced expulsion of more than 800,000 Palestinian civilians from their homes and lands, scattering them throughout the world. These have been seventy years of Zionist expansion with the imperial support of the United States that continues to the tune of $10 million dollars contributed every day. Make no mistake this is a colonial project that since 1948 that has caused the destruction of more than 500 villages and towns in historic Palestine, committing massacres and ethnic cleansing against the heroic Palestinian people who continue to resist.
The Long March of Return that began on March 30 experienced its bloodiest days in Gaza this past Monday and Tuesday. Tens of thousands had joined the protests against the transfer of the US Embassy to Jerusalem by hoisting the Palestinian national flag, burning tires and throwing stones at the heavily fortified fence along the Gaza border. This was met by long distant sniper fire tear gas dropping drones that deliberately targeted journalists, medics and the defiant Palestinian youth. There were reports of Israeli soldiers cheering as each protester fell clearly demonstrating the cowardly character of Zionism.
The Ministry of Health in Gaza reported on Tuesday that the massacre had killed 61 Palestinians. Among the victims there are 8 children including Laila Anwar al-Ghandour an eight month old baby girl who suffocated from tear gas inhalation. According to the ministry, another 2,771 Palestinians have been injured in the last two days, including 225 children and 86 women.
Palestinian health officials said 105 Gazans have been killed since the protests began on March 30 and nearly 11,000 people have been injured. Some 3,500 people have been hit by live ammunition. No Israeli casualties have been reported.
Despite these long seventy years, the heroic Palestinian people continue to raise the banner of their national struggle, presenting to the world a model of struggle and resistance, in response to all the Zionist and imperialist attempts to deny their existence and undermine their national rights.
The International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity reiterates our support and solidarity with the heroic Palestinian people with the following demands:
  1. The right of return of Palestinian refugees. It is an individual and collective right according to UN Resolution 194.
  2. The right of freedom for all Palestinian prisoners, starting with the hundreds of imprisoned children, along with women, the sick and the elderly.
  3. Protect and strengthen national unity, and the continuation of resistance in all its forms, as a strategic response to the Zionist enemy.
  4. Reject the Trump administration for designating Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, which offends not only the Palestinian people and the Arab peoples but humanity, by installing in the Holy City the headquarters of the US embassy. Millions of believers of all religions are opposed to it.
  5. Condemn the international complicit silence that is threatening peace and security in the world, and in particular that of the United Nations and the International Criminal Court.
  6. Demand that an international independent commission be formed to investigate the crimes of the Zionist occupation against the unarmed Palestinian civilian population.
We stand for:
The liberation, independence and sovereignty of Palestine and the return of Palestinian refugees to their homes and lands.
Our unconditional love and solidarity to Palestine!
International Committee  for Peace, Justice and Dignity
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