Monday, May 16, 2011

Thousands of Egyptians rally in Cairo for "Nakba"

PressTV - Thousands rally in Cairo for "Nakba":

Sun May 15, 2011 11:56PM
Karim Gamal el-Deen, Press TV, Cairo

"Hundreds of pro-Palestine protesters in Cairo gathered at the Israeli embassy to mark the occasion of the 63rd anniversary of the Catastrophe Day.

On this day, Palestinians were expelled from their homeland by Israel: commonly known across the Arab world as the 'Nakba' or catastrophe.

Answering an Egyptian call to besiege Israel at its borders, hundreds in various Egyptian cities demonstrated in solidarity with the people of Palestine. Among other demands, the protesters called for the right of return for Palestinians who were forced to flee their towns and villages in 1948.

Even though Egypt is facing sectarian tensions, this didn't hinder the Egyptians from taking to the streets and demonstrating to mark the Palestinian Nakba day.

Many among the crowd also voiced frustration with the ruling military council which earlier had prevented a scheduled convoy of protesters from reaching Gaza.

Protesters say they won't stop the protest rallies until Palestine is liberated.

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