Editor’s Note – Israel and Western media are saying that the al Nakba marches into Palestine from the Golan is a Syrian government plot to distract attention from its own failed regime. Judge for yourself.
The Return to Palestine project
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Following a general meeting that brought together representatives from various Palestinian and Lebanese civil society organizations as well as individual activists, the Organizing Committee of Maseerat al ‘Awdathe Return to Palestine Marchhas announced the launch of its preparatory activities.
The Return to Palestine March will take participants to the border with Occupied Palestine on May 15 to commemorate the Nakba. Similar marches will take place simultaneously in the other countries bordering Palestine. Demonstrations targeting Israeli embassies are also planned in a number of Western cities to protest the occupation of Palestine and the Zionist apartheid regime.
The Return to Palestine March will serve to reaffirm the rights of return and of the liberation of Palestine from the river to the sea, and to reaffirm that these right are inalienable, irrevocable and non-negotiable. They also aim at confirming the centrality of the Palestine issue to all Arabs.
The convoys of “returnees” will leave from different regions of Lebanon and from the Palestinian refugee camps. They will move towards the border through designated routes that will be announced in due course.
To produce materials for the Return to Palestine March and provide a central location for their dissemination.
Posters, online files, bumper stickers, stencils, etc.
Research included various demonstrations taking place in actual Palestine. Conceptually the posters reflect a return from the “four points” of the globe, and the unobstructed and borderless return of the Palestinian diaspora that is their unconditional right. An initial sketch was turned into a pencil drawing, each poster at A5 size. Two of these sketches were then inked, and two were made into linoleum print