In Commemorating Al-Nakba 70, Al-Awda Salutes the Great Return March in Palestine

In Commemorating Al-Nakba 70, Al-Awda Salutes the Great Return March in Palestine

In light of the recent escalated violence and naked atrocities carried out by the state of Israel against Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip, Al-Awda, Palestine Right to Return Coalition, calls on peace-loving, justice-driven people of the world to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people as they heroically continue their Great March of Return, in protest of the illegal opening of the U.S embassy in occupied Jerusalem, and reaffirm their right to return home.

The Great March of Return began on March 30th- Land Day, and culminated on the 70th anniversary of our catastrophe, or Al-Nakba – when Zionist gangs expelled 750,000 Palestinian people from their ancestral land. We condemn in strongest terms, and deeply mourn the grave injustices and mass killings incurred upon our people by the criminal – settler-colonialist state of Israel and all who continue to provide unconscionable cover for its crimes.

During this time, Israel killed 111 unarmed Palestinians and on May 14th alone, occupation snipers targeted and murdered 61 people in cold blood – including 14 children, and maimed and injured a total of over 12,000, including 19 (killing one) medical personnel. Hospitals are overcrowded and overwhelmed, while running out of blood and essential medical supplies, and experiencing a severe shortage of electricity. As Doctor Tarek Loubani who was wounded while on duty in Gaza said, “If this were downtown New York or downtown Toronto or downtown any other metropolis, they would not be able to deal with the devastation that was faced.” As these crimes persist, the international community fails to hold Israel to account or take any meaningful action, meanwhile Palestinians have no means for which to defend themselves.

Amnesty International and other human rights organizations have called for an arms embargo on Israel and accused it of war crimes. Meanwhile the corporate media and the political apparatus in the U.S have defaulted to its usual “blame the victim” storyline by portraying peaceful protesters as “Hamas” or “violent”. Such allegations could not be further from the truth. In fact, the root cause of the unrest stems from an amalgamated incidents of injustices compounded over the past 100 years, and in clear violation of over 60 UN Resolutions.

Al-Awda calls on its members and allies to amplify the cries of Palestinians. We ask that you Take Action by:
Using the hashtag #Nakba70 in social media and send messages to your elected officials.
Organize a rally or vigil for Palestine in your community.
Write letters to the editors in local newspapers and call for protests
Contact elected officials and express your disapproval of U.S. biased policy in the Middle East.

Demand that Israel immediately halt its illegal and inhumane measures, and treat Palestinians with dignity and equality. Hold Israel accountable for its indefensible crimes in Gaza and elsewhere in occupied Palestine. Most importantly- on this 70th anniversary of the Nakba, we must demand to end the illegal occupation – and for the besieged, sequestered and exiled Palestinians to be repatriated back to their homes in all of historic Palestine. May Allah bless our martyrs who gave their lives so we may return, may their sacrifices not be in vain:

1. Laila Anwar Al-Ghandoor, 8 months old

2. Ezz el-din Musa Mohamed Alsamaak, 14 years old

3. Wisaal Fadl Ezzat Alsheikh Khalil, 15 years old

4. Ahmed Adel Musa Alshaer, 16 years old

5. Saeed Mohamed Abu Alkheir, 16 years old

6. Ibrahim Ahmed Alzarqa, 18 years old

7. Eman Ali Sadiq Alsheikh, 19 years old

8. Zayid Mohamed Hasan Omar, 19 years old

9. Motassem Fawzy Abu Louley, 20

10. Anas Hamdan Salim Qadeeh, 21 years old

11. Mohamed Abd Alsalam Harz, 21 years old

12. Yehia Ismail Rajab Aldaqoor, 22 years old

13. Mustafa Mohamed Samir Mahmoud Almasry, 22 years old

14. Ezz Eldeen Nahid Aloyutey, 23 years old

15. Mahmoud Mustafa Ahmed Assaf, 23 years old

16. Ahmed Fayez Harb Shahadah, 23 years old

17. Ahmed Awad Allah, 24 years old

18. Khalil Ismail Khalil Mansor, 25 years old

19. Mohamed Ashraf Abu Sitta, 26 years old

20. Bilal Ahmed Abu Diqah, 26 years old

21. Ahmed Majed Qaasim Ata Allah, 27 years old

22. Mahmoud Rabah Abu Maamar, 28 years old

23.Musab Yousef Abu Leilah, 28 years old

24. Ahmed Fawzy Altetr, 28 years old

25. Mohamed Abdelrahman Meqdad, 28 years old

26. Obaidah Salim Farhan, 30 years old

27. Jihad Mufid Al-Farra, 30 years old

28. Fadi Hassan Abu Salah, 30 years old

29. Motaz Bassam Kamil Al-Nunu, 31 years old

30. Mohammed Riyad Abdulrahman Alamudi, 31 years old

31. Jihad Mohammed Othman Mousa, 31 years old

32. Shahir Mahmoud Mohammed Almadhoon, 32 years old

33. Mousa Jabr Abdulsalam Abu Hasnayn, 35 years old

34. Mohammed Mahmoud Abdulmoti Abdal’al, 39 years old

35. Ahmed Mohammed Ibrahim Hamdan, 27 years old

36. Ismail Khalil Ramadhan Aldaahuk, 30 years old

37. Ahmed Mahmoud Mohammed Alrantisi, 27 years old

38. Alaa Alnoor Ahmed Alkhatib, 28 years old

39. Mahmoud Yahya Abdawahab Hussain, 24 years old

40. Ahmed Abdullah Aladini, 30 years old

41. Saadi Said Fahmi Abu Salah, 16 years old

42. Ahmed Zahir Hamid Alshawa, 24 years old

43. Mohammed Hani Hosni Alnajjar, 33 years old

44. Fadl Mohamed Ata Habshy, 34 years old

45. Mokhtar Kaamil Salim Abu Khamash, 23 years old

46. Mahmoud Wael Mahmoud Jundeyah, 21 years old

47. Abdulrahman Sami Abu Mattar, 18 years old

48. Ahmed Salim Alyaan Aljarf, 26 years old

49. Mahmoud Sulayman Ibrahim Aql, 32 years old

50. Mohamed Hasan Mustafa Alabadilah, 25 years old

51. Kamil Jihad Kamil Mihna, 19 years old

52. Mahmoud Saber Hamad Abu Taeemah, 23 years old

53. Ali Mohamed Ahmed Khafajah, 21 years old

54. Abdelsalam Yousef Abdelwahab, 39 years old

55. Mohamed Samir Duwedar, 27 years old

56. Talal Adel Ibrahim Mattar, 16 years old

57. Omar Jomaa Abu Ful, 30 years old

58 – 60: Unidentified

Ongoing #Nakba70

Until Return!

Al-Awda, Palestine Right to Return Coalition

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