Gaza today: Not “deadly clashes” but a massacre

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Protests worldwide set to protest massacre and
mark 70th anniversary of al-Nakba (the Catastrophe)

At least 52 Palestinians were killed by the Israeli army today, and thousands more wounded, many suffering critical or life-changing injuries. While the corporate media headlined “deadly clashes” or “violent protests,” the reality is that the Israeli occupiers committed another massacre. In a series of protests beginning on Land Day, March 30, more than 100 Palestinians have been killed and many thousands wounded, most by rifle fire.

Israeli forces have reported no deaths or injuries. That is because the Palestinians in Gaza are fenced-off inside the world’s largest open-air prison, and are being shot down and gassed from afar.

Tens of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza and thousands more in the West Bank and inside the 1948 borders of Israel were protesting the official ceremony marking the moving of the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem another attack by the Trump regime on Palestinian rights. Outside the ceremony, hundreds of Palestinian and Jewish protestors, including  Ahmad Tibi and Aida Touma-Sliman, Palestinian members of the Israeli parliament, were beaten and arrested for daring to raise the Palestinian flag. At the same time, demonstrators from the U.S. supporting the embassy move were allowed to carry American flags.

While Trump pretends his support for Israel is based on sympathy with Jewish people, that pretense was demolished by his choice of the notorious anti-Semite, Islamophobe and all-around bigot, Rev. Robert Jeffress to open the embassy celebration with a prayer. Jeffress once proclaimed that “all Jews will go to hell.”

May 15 marks the 70th anniversary of al-Nakba, the date which commemorates the expulsion by means of massacre and terror of 750,000 Palestinians to clear the way for the creation of the colonial, racist state of Israel.  Mass demonstrations are expected in Palestine, and in many other countries including the U.S.

May 15 is commemorated by Palestinians and their supporters around the world as Nakba Day – Arabic for "the catastrophe." Nakba Day marks the massive forced displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians to make way for the creation of the state of Israel.

MAY 2018 EVENTS - 70 Years of the Nakba

Below is a listing of just some of the events taking place across the country in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for justice and liberation. You can find more events through this Facebook search (you must be logged in).

San Francisco, California

Protest Ehud Barak - War Criminals Not Welcome in the Bay Area
Wednesday, May 16
6:00 p.m.
3200 California St.
RSVP on Facebook

ANSWER Coalition Forum: Al-Nakba 70
Friday, May 18
7:00 p.m.
2969 Mission St
RSVP on Facebook

Sacramento, California

Nakba: 70th Anniversary Celebration of Palestinian Resistance
Tuesday, May 15
5:00 p.m.
J and 16th
RSVP on Facebook

Tampa, Florida

Rally for Al Nakba
Friday, May 11
6:00 p.m.
56th St N
RSVP on Facebook

Atlanta, Georgia

70 Years of Nakba: Rally for Resistance and Return
Sunday, May 13
12:00 p.m.
Old Fourth Ward Park
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Chicago, Illinois

Protest for #Nakba70 &Right of Return: Stop The Massacre in Gaza
Friday, May 11
4:30 p.m.
500 S Michigan Ave
RSVP on Facebook

Indianapolis, Indiana

Vigil for Nakba Day
Tuesday, May 15
6:00 p.m.
Monument Circle Indianapolis
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Boston, Massachusetts

Remember and Resist: 70 Years of Ethnic Cleansing in Palestine
Tuesday, May 15
5:00 p.m.
Park Street
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Dorchester, Massachusetts

Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Nakba in Palestine
Sunday, May 20
4:00 p.m.
The City School (614 Columbia Road)
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New York, NY
Friday, May 18
3:00 p.m.
Times Square, 42nd St and 7th Ave
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Palestinian Great March of Return: Solidarity Rally
Monday, May 14
5:00 p.m.
Thomas Paine Plaza
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Panel discussion – 70 Years After the Nakba: The Struggle for Freedom Continues
Thursday, May 24
5:30 p.m.
Al Aqsa Islamic Academy (1501 Germantown Ave.)
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Austin, Texas

Nakba Day: Return March
Saturday, May 12
2:00 p.m.
Texas State Capitol
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Dallas, Texas

Nakba Day 2018
Saturday, May 12
2:00 p.m.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza (411 Elm St)
RSVP on Facebook

Houston, Texas

Nakba Day 2018
Saturday, May 12
12:00 p.m.
Corner Of Westheimer And Post Oak
RSVP on Facebook


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