Friday, 10 June 2011

Palestinian Forum in Britain announces ready for Palestine Day early July

Palestinian Forum in Britain announces ready for Palestine Day early July
[ 09/06/2011 - 12:11 PM ]  

LONDON, (PIC)-- The Palestinian Forum in Britain has announced completion of logistical and administrative arrangements ahead of Palestine Day scheduled for July 2 and 3 in the capital London and the second largest city Manchester.
The major annual gathering comes to mark Nakba and Naksa Days, in memory of the 1948 and 1967 Zionist occupations of the Palestinian territories, and the movement of change for freedom across the Arab world, said PFB public relations official Zahir Beirawi. It also comes to confirm the exiled Palestinians' commitment to their right to the Palestinian territories.
Palestine Day 2011 will include cultural and artistic functions and lectures, the most prominent being those by Raed Salah, leader of the Islamic Movement in 1948-occupied Palestine, and Dr. Ahmed Nofel from Jordan.
The day marks the largest gathering of Palestinians and pro-Palestinians in the UK, as more than a thousand attend annually.

[ 08/06/2011 - 07:00 PM ]
GAZA, (PIC)-- Mushir al-Masri, who heads the Hamas bloc on the Palestinian Legislative Council, has said that the spilled blood of those killed by the Israeli occupation forces on borders with Lebanon and Syria during Naksa Day marks the beginning of a new phase in ending the Israeli occupation.
The statement came Tuesday during a rally honoring the some 25 Arabs and Palestinian refugees shot dead by the IOF at Golan Heights when trying to permeate the border created by the Israeli occupation state.
”[The incident] demonstrates that the [Muslims] have entered a new stage and the people are armed with the truth that is never forgotten,” Masri said, speaking at the rally in Gaza.
”The young don't forget,” Masri said, referring to the new generation of activists who have succeeded their predecessors who first came under Israeli occupation.
”They remember their land and homes and the stories of their fathers and grandfathers,” he said, adding: ”The right of return is legal and sacred and the right of every generation until they return to their homes from which they have been expelled.”
Some five million Palestinian refugees have sought asylum abroad after the Israeli occupation of 1948.
On Naksa Day, hundreds of refugees and supporters made a symbolic attempt to cross borders and reclaim the property they lost in the Israeli occupation. Syria put the number of those killed in the Israeli onslaught against them at 25, with hundreds of injuries.
Meanwhile, Israeli Knesset member Lia Shemtov (from the Yisrael Beitenu) has officially urged the IOF to use diarrhea-causing gas instead of tear gas to stop refugees that try and get past borders in future protests.
She reasoned that Arab demonstrators have become accustomed to the scent of tear gas and have managed to live with it, a situation that requires additional measures to disperse them.
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