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Thousands Register for Online Rally Marking Palestinian Nakba Day on May 15
Virtual gathering with Roger Waters, Ken Loach, Chief Mandla Mandela, Janna Jihad and DAM
WASHINGTON - As Palestinians around the world mark the 72nd year of their resistance to Israeli dislocation and dispossession, thousands will gather online for a virtual rally to commemorate Nakba Day – and stand in opposition to land theft and annexation.
What: An online rally featuring performances by Roger Waters, DAM, Remi Kanazi, Allan Kolski and Adnan Joubran, and speeches by Ken Loach, Chief Mandla Mandela, Diana Buttu, Janna Jihad, Yara Hawari and Ghada Karmi. Participants will be led in sign-making and call their elected officials.
When: May 15, 2020 (2-3:30 EST, 9-10:30 Palestine,)
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Why: Justice, equality and dignity in Palestine/Israel must include Palestinians realizing their right to return home. Nakba means catastrophe in Arabic, and Nakba Day refers to the destruction of hundreds of Palestinian villages and the violent expulsion of 750,000 Palestinians that began with Israel’s founding, and that continues to this day.
The catastrophes of the Nakba continue through ongoing land theft and expulsion. Israeli annexation will mean even more deeply entrenched apartheid, more home and village demolitions, and the further loss of Palestinian land, livelihoods, and connections. We stand together in resistance!
Media welcome - Visuals include thousands of participants on Zoom call and watching live on Facebook, holding signs and making calls to elected officials.
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