Sunday, May 15, 2011

Palestinians in Gaza mark Nakba Day amid Israeli attacks

PressTV - Gazans mark "Nakba Day" amid Israeli attacks:

Sun May 15, 2011 5:53PM
Ashraf Shannon, Press TV, Gaza

"Gunfire broke out on as Palestinians marched to mark the 63rd anniversary of 'Nakba Day' or the day of catastrophe.

Marching towards the Erez crossing, over 1000 Palestinians faced Israeli soldiers opening fire on them. Dozens of marchers were injured including a journalist who is in critical condition as they tried to return to their original homes in historical Palestine. In a prayer sermon, Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyah continued to stress the importance of resistance against the Zionist regime.
Meanwhile, thousands of Palestinians held a big rally in northern Gaza to protest the events in 1948 when their ancestors were pushed into exile and driven out of their towns and villages by Israel. These annual marches serve to remind and unite Palestinians as they struggle to cope with six decades of suffering.
Israel has prevented the return of Palestinian refugees, who were either displaced or dispossessed in 1948. After 63 years of displacement, Palestinians say they want the world to know that they will never give up the right of return to their homeland.

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