Today, April 5, 2019, we want to commemorate Palestinian Land Day and the end of the demonstrations of the Great March for the Return of Palestinian Refugees and the World Days against Apartheid in Israel.
30 March: Palestine Land Day.
On March 30, 1976, Palestinian society called a general strike in protest of Israel’s continued theft of their land. The Zionist army killed seven young Palestinians with “Israeli citizenship,” who were demonstrating to stop the confiscation of 2,100 hectares of Palestinian land by Israel to build Jewish settlements and a military training camp.
Since then, every March 30 commemorates the struggle of the Palestinian people by planting an olive tree as a sign of the demand for the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people to the Palestinian Land and the right of return of Palestinian refugees.
The process of colonization and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian Land has not ceased since then. 43 years later, Israel has expanded its illegal colonies to all the occupied Palestinian territories, using all kinds of military and civilian infrastructure, such as the horrendous Apartheid Wall, illegal colonies and racist laws.
It has deprived tens of thousands of Palestinian families, including East Jerusalem, of access to their land and forced them to abandon their homes.
In Israel, Palestinians with Israeli citizenship are discriminated against. They have not been able to return to their villages and many of them still live in unrecognised villages, without public services of any kind. Bedouin families are harassed and forcibly displaced.
All these practices are contrary to international law and human rights and have been condemned by the United Nations. In the last year, more than 256 Palestinians have been killed, 35 children among them and more than 29,000 people injured, more than 6,000 with live ammunition shots, intentionally, by the Israeli Zionist army in demonstrations held on Fridays to demand their return.
U.S. imperialism, with Trump at its head, has broken the international consensus and the resolutions of the United Nations with the decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem and in recent days, recognizing as belonging to Israel the Golan Heights stolen from Syria.
The United Nations does not recognise this and has condemned Israel’s military actions, based on the report of its international observers.
At the time of writing, the Israeli Army is bombing Gaza, destroying infrastructure and buildings in order to favour the re-election of Netanyahu, who has been discredited for corruption.
For all these reasons, in commemoration of Palestine Land Day and the end of the Great March of Return and against Apartheid, we want:
PEACE AND JUSTICE FOR PALESTINE!
RETURN OF THE REFUGEES!
NO TO ZIONISM AND IMPERIALISM!
LONG LIVE A FREE PALESTINE!
Organised by BDS Murcia (Boycott, Divestment and Sanction)
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