On May 15th, the Palestinians commemorate the 72 years of Nakba (catastrophe), the ethnic cleansing and forcible displacement of the majority of the indigenous Palestinian population by the Zionist militias. The Nakba is still ongoing, with the complicity of some countries and silence and indifference of many others.
On this day, we also remember the millions of migrants, refugees and homeless people around the world who have been also displaced due to war, militarism, racism, ethnic cleansing and terrorism.
As we reaffirm the UN General Assembly Resolution 194 regarding the right of return and compensation for the Palestinian refugees, we call on our partners, friends, human rights' activists worldwide, ecumenical and civil society groups to:
- Spread the story of Al-Nakba and the issue of the ongoing displacement of Palestinian and their right of return;
- Organize or join online platforms, campaigns, or issue calls/statements/petitions to commemorate the Palestinian Nakba;
- Lobby policy makers to put pressure on Israel to stop its colonization of the Palestinian land, and settlements activities as the main reasons behind the ongoing Nakba; especially that Israel has already decided to annex big parts of the occupied Palestinian territory in July this year.
- Support and promote the Keep Hope Alive - Olive Tree Campaign to help farmers protect and stay in their lands, hence limit further displacements.
Your solidarity and actions are so much needed