Thursday, May 19, 2011

nakba day يوم النكبة Protests: Events Planned Publicly Months In Advance Thus No Big Conspiracy


nakba day يوم النكبة


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Golan Heights: Nakba day protests | euronews, no comment


Is Netanyahu serious or delusional ; is this a statement meant to distract those who believe that the Israeli Regime is for the most part anti-Palestinian, anti-Arab and anti-Muslim.

Note how he twists the facts around claiming anyone protesting against the Israeli Regime or in favor of the rights of Palestinians are not mistaken in their beliefs but of course are in fact "Extremists" so is this message for domestic and international consuption that is that Israel is the victim not the people of Gaza or those who protested peacefully who were tear gassed, beaten, shot and then hunted down.


Netanyahu calls Nakba Day protests 'unfortunate' By Jerusalem POST.COM STAFF
05/15/2011


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu criticized those who commemorate Nakba Day in Sunday's cabinet meeting.

"Today, May 15, is the Gregorian Calendar date on which the State of Israel was founded," Netanyahu said. "The state rose on a basis of equal rights for all of its citizens without differences between religion, race or gender."

He added: "Israeli-Arab citizens are the only Arab citizens in the Middle East that enjoy democracy. I find it unfortunate that there are extremists among Israeli Arabs that turn the day of the state's establishment into a day of conflict, of provocation, of hate and anger."

"The Arab Uprising Hasn't Suddenly Arrived In Palestine -- It's Always Been Here: This weekend, Israeli security forces engaged in a bloody crackdown on unarmed protesters." by Joseph Dana Via Alternet.org, May 17, 2011

Demonstrations marking the 63rd anniversary of the Nakba – the anniversary of Palestinians' displacement in 1948 – were held throughout the West Bank, Gaza and inside Israel this week. The focal point of West Bank Nakba day demonstrations was the Qalandia checkpoint. During the second Palestinian intifada, the checkpoint was a flashpoint for riots between Palestinian youth and Israeli soldiers.
"Our movement is an outgrowth of the unarmed protest movement throughout the West Bank,” Ramallah-based youth organizer Fadi Quran told me as Palestinian demonstrators gathered on the outskirts of his city to mark Nakba day. Quran has become the face of a movement of urban Palestinians revolutionizing the face of Palestinian resistance in the wake of the Egyptian and Tunisian uprisings. As we spoke, Palestinians from all political affiliations gathered outside of the Qalandia checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem.
Certainly, the demonstration on Sunday conjured images of the intifada; stone-throwing Palestinian youth in front of burning tires at the edge of a refugee camp battling fully armed Israeli soldiers firing rubber bullets at protesters. However, it was not the start of a third intifada as some pundits speculated in the days prior to the demonstrations. Sunday was the start of something different; an unarmed movement endowed with deep insight into Israel's heavy handed response to Palestinian resistance and connected to the world using Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Faced with boiling discontent in the West Bank, Israel moved quickly and violently against demonstrations in Qalandia as well as similar ones held in East Jerusalem, Hebron and the village of Al Walaja just outside of Jerusalem. Israel was caught off guard on its northern borders with Syria and Lebanon as Palestinians breached fences and entered the Occupied Golan Heights. As night fell, 13 Palestinian demonstrators had been killed and hundreds more had been injured in clashes. Military officials quickly filled the Israeli news cycle explaining the difficult challenges that mass unarmed protest created for the world's fourth most powerful army.

Hundreds of Palestinians from all political factions marched in Qalandia on Nakba day under the national Palestinian flag with the goal of reaching Jerusalem. Hundreds of Israeli soldiers quickly engulfed the demonstration in clouds of tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets. Despite the heavy handed crowd control measures, demonstrators quickly regrouped and continued to walk to Jerusalem. This routine continued for roughly seven hours.


The demonstrations which took place on Nakba Day in and around Israel were not the result of some secret conspiracy by Syrians or Iranians "Agent provocateurs" as the Israeli and American governments have claimed but had been planned publicly going back to early March 2011.
NOTE: The United States and Saudi Arabia have had a meeting of conspiratorial mindset as they claim the uprisings in Bahrain were not homegrown but were caused by Iran and others which is bloody well nonsense but what's Obama to do when TVS and Computer screens are filled with images of Bahrain and Saudi forces beating up and killing unarmed civilians well Obama says "Don't Look" and tells the world to just watch as Obama takes out Qaddafi who is evil incarnate or possibly the anti-Christ which is what they said about other national leaders that weren't pro-America and pro-Israel and so on.

" Nakba Day 2011 | Palestine Refugee Revolution | #MAY15"BY OCCUPIEDPALESTINE, March 3, 2011
Published March 3, 2011 | Maan

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Palestinian students and rights activists in Gaza have initiated a campaign for Palestinian refugees aiming to harness the winds of change in the Middle East and mobilize the diaspora into action.

On May 15, the group said, more than 1 million people will participate in a global sit-in at Israeli embassies worldwide.

An organizer in Gaza told Ma’an that a preparatory committee was making contacts regionally and internationally, and a coordinated effort was underway to demand the return of 9 million refugees from camps in the Middle East and abroad.

“It is not our goal to criticize, affect or push negotiations or international treaties. We are only demanding the right of return to occupied territories,” the organizer said.

Figures known for their work on refugee rights have been contacted, organizers said. Among them: former Palestinian member of the Knesset Azmi Bishara, Palestinian researcher, academic and leader of the Palestinian Right of Return Coalition Salman Abu Sittah and former British MP George Galloway.

Palestinian communities in Europe and Latin America were being targeted for the rally, and being asked to gather outside Israeli diplomatic offices in world capitals.

In the Middle East, organizers said locations were being kept under wraps, for fear that measures would be taken to quash the peaceful action before its launch.

and:
Update from Occupied Palestine | May 16, 2011

Below as posted, the initital newscoverage of the announced “Refugee Revolution”: A Global Sit In, non-violent commemoration of the Nakba which started 63 years ago, and hasn’t ended until today. Worldwide, events where held by activists, refugees and everyone who particpated in solidarity with the Palestinians, the refugees and their desperate call for justice, humanity, and their Right to Return.

These commemorations take place every year by the way, hence, since the Nakba started but this year, Israel even adopted and implemented a racist law to forbid commemoration, mourning for the lost ones during the Nakba or hold memorials of any kind. But no human can forbid another to mourn. Literally spoken, if we tomorrow would implement a law to forbid commemoration of World War II or Holocaust victims, the world would be turned upside down. But in Palestine, even the law has to be silenced for mainstream media, so you won’t notice: More in this article: Silence over Nakba Law encourages racism

In stead of the planned non-violent protests, sit-ins, Zionist Israel committed another massacre.

One of the many in the list which lead to the Nakba in the first place, namely the ethnic cleansing of all of Palestine to establish a jewish state. Yesterday another disproportional paranoia reaction of “Israel” which now can be added to the list of the numeruous genocides they committed before to reach their goal.

Where Palestinians inside “Israel”, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria end even Egypt started their non-violent commemoration, Israel caused another massacre and killed over 20 people, mainly Palestinian refugees on 4 borders… attacking unarmed, non-violent protesters with great force all military means and equipment imaginable and likewise violence. They even infiltrated demo’s disguised as muslim women to harrass and arrest, attack civilians forfilling this way their self-forfilling prophecy (again).

" Hundreds of buses to go to Lebanon border for Nakba Day,by KATE at Mondoweiss.net, MAY 14, 2011

" Nakba Day, call for state may boost Palestinian protests' "By TOVAH LAZAROFF, Jerusalem Post, March 30, 2011

OC Central Command Maj.-Gen. Avi Mizrahi warns of increased protest activities coinciding with possible September unilateral declaration of statehood.

Palestinian popular protests could increase this year around Nakba Day, which is marked on May 15, and in September, when a unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state is possible, OC Central Command Maj.-Gen. Avi Mizrahi said Tuesday.


Israel's neighboring Arab states prepare to mark Nakba Day
Tens of thousands of Palestinians in Lebanon to march down to border with Israel and call for right of return of Palestinians; Israeli police on high alert throughout country and along borders. By Jack Khoury and News Agencies via Haaretz.com, May 14, 2011

Israeli security forces prepared to be on high alert Sunday while the Palestinians commemorate Nakba Day, heightening security along Israel's borders.

Tens of thousands of Palestinians across Lebanon were prepared to march and bus down toward the border with Israel on Sunday, to converge for a protest rally in Maroun al-Ras, a village in southern Lebanon that was a major point of fighting between the IDF and Hezbollah during the 2006 Lebanon War.

Organizers of the Maroun al-Ras protest announced that the demonstration will be non-violent and participants have been forbidden to carry any kind of weapons. Moreover, the Lebanese army and security forces will be securing the protest march.

"Our message is clear," the organizers of the protest said, "the right of return is a basic right and no one can concede it. We will reach the border to symbolize the return to Palestine."

Hundreds of Israeli Arabs are expected to reach the other side of the border near the town of Avivim during the Lebanon demonstration, and protesters are due to use loudspeakers in order to communicate across the border.

Haaretz has learned that the protest was organized by a group of young people active in Arab political movements, who called on people to participate in the demonstration using Facebook.

also see: إنطلاق مسيرة العودة في قريتي الرويس والدامون | Palestinians in Israel marking Al Nakba – May 10, 2011 – in pictures
Palestinians in Israel Remember Ethnically cleansed Mi’ar | أهالي قرية ميعار المهجرة يحيون ذكرى نكبتهم – May 10, 2011 – in pictures
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