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Alert 15th May 2015 - Remembering the Nakba - A vigil outside Downing Street


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8 May 2015



DATE: Friday 15th May 2015 4:00pm
LOCATION: Opposite Downing Street, Whitehall, London SW1A 2AA (Closest tube: Westminster)
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/782454035203864/


8th May 2015, www.inminds.com


Friday May 15th is the 67th anniversary of the Nakba, or "catastrophe", when over 530 Palestinian towns and villages were razed to the ground, destroyed to make way for the creation of a colonialist settler state Israel. 80% of the indiginous Palestinian population were ethnically cleansed from their land through zionist massacres and attacks, rendering them refugees, never allowed to return to their homes in violation of international law. The process of ethnic cleansing has been ongoing since then with more and more land being taken away from the Palestinians everyday, resulting in over 7 million Palestinian refugees scattered throughout the world.

Please join us at 4pm for a vigil outside Downing Street, the seat of the British government that paved the way for this catastrophe with its Balfour Declaration that promised the theft of indigenous Palestinian land for the creation of a foreign european colonialist entity.

We would like to hear Palestinian voices especially on this day, and will be reading out messages from Palestine and the wider Palestinian diaspora. If you are a Palestinian and would like to read a personal message of what the Nakba means to you, please contact us and come with your message, its time for the silenced voices to be heard!


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