Al Nakba, which is commemorated on May 15th each year, refers back to 1948 in which over 800,000 Palestinians were driven from their homes and land and the state of Israel created on that land.
After 70 years of dispossession, exile and occupation in Palestine, WE CALL on all supporters of justice and liberation to come together to rally and demonstrate, commemorate the Nakba (‘Catastrophe’ in Arabic), stand against the continuing Nakba, call for the right of return for Palestinian refugees and freedom for Palestine.
Al Nakba was only the beginning of a larger project of dispossession and ethnic cleansing. As we know, Palestinians continue to struggle for their right to return, for freedom from occupation, for justice, and against the Nakba that continues today.
Palestinians across the occupied West Bank, Gaza Strip, Israel and the diaspora have been organizing six weeks protests leading up to Nakba Day. In besieged Gaza, at least 40 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli snipers while participating in the “Great March of Return”, demanding their right to return to their lands from which they were expelled.
Join the Atlanta chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace, along with friends and coalition partners, as we rally on the Old Fourth Ward Park (680 Dallas St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308) lawn across Ponce City Market and then break out into small groups for actions along the Beltline!
*Keeping in mind that May 13th is also Mother’s Day, we hope to engage people who are out for strolls with their families on the harsh realities of life in Palestine…come ready for some creative demonstrations!**
As always, please share this event with friends and families, and come out with your flags, kuffiyehs (and miftahs!), signs and chants.
Link to the event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/816462378542952/