The Muslim Association of Britain is co-organising a national demonstration on the 71st anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (Catastrophe), when tens of thousands of Palestinians were forcibly expelled from their homeland. The protest:
*THE NATIONAL DEMO FOR PALESTINE*
Saturday 11 May, London
Assemble 12 noon Portland Place, march to Whitehall
MAB calls upon all its members and friends to join.
This anniversary coincides with an alarming escalation in Israeli attacks on Gaza as the month of Ramadan begins. Not only are Palestinians enduring the dire situation under the inhumane siege on Gaza, they are unable to celebrate the holy month in safe conditions. Twenty-five Palestinians including an infant and her pregnant mother were killed in the early days of Ramadan by the latest Israeli strikes.
Israeli politicians and analysts are keen to highlight that Gaza is on its own, as the usual condemnations from the world have stopped and no-one is showing interest. It is therefore imperative that we show our solidarity with Palestinians more than ever before, and call for global protests to protect their collective rights.
We see it as our responsibility to respond to the call of the Palestinians and to oppose Israel’s continuous violations of human rights and international laws. Together, we have a duty to stand in solidarity and push for an end to the long years of oppression faced by the Palestinian people.
Ragad Osama, the vice president of MAB, stated: “We urge everyone to attend this important demonstration to send a clear message of solidarity with the people of Palestine, and to make clear that we will never give up on their right to dignity and freedom.”
Muslim Association of Britain
10th May 2019
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