On Nakba Day Palestinians in Gaza explain why they joined the 'Great March of Return'

Kabariti, Ahmad
Date Written:  2018-05-15
Publisher:  Mondoweiss
Year Published:  2018
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX22297

Palestinian refugees in their own words, on the 70th anniversary of the creation of Israel. In the context of the 2018 opening of the USA embassy in Jerusalem.



Every year on May 15th Palestinians and Israelis share the same historic day. For Israelis it marked the 70th anniversary of Israel's creation in 1948.

Today also served as Nakba Day, the 70th anniversary of when 750,000 Palestinians fled or were expelled from their homes, and villages surrounding Israel's creation.

Palestinians in Gaza were also mourning their dead on Tuesday, after 61 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire along the Gaza border. Many lanes across Gaza city streets were blocked off by a blue tarpaulin tents. Men were seen sitting sadly on chairs mourning the death.

After more than 25,000 days of the Nakba, Gaza refugees have raised their voices through the Great March of Return. A day after the bloodiest day in Gaza since the 2014 war, I asked protesters what they were thinking about on this Nakba Day.

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