Friday May 17, 5:30pm
King George Square, Brisbane
May 15 marks the Palestinian Nakba (Catastrophe) day. In 1948, more the 780,000 Palestinians were ethnically cleansed from their homeland and more than 500 Palestinian villages depopulated and destroyed by Zionist terrorist death squads that were set up in Palestine under the protection of the British mandate. Today more than 7 million Palestinian refugees, the largest refugee community in the world, are living in exile, while 1.5 million Palestinians are living in the world’s largest open air prison in Gaza. On the 65th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba join the ongoing campaign for justice for Palestine and say no to Israeli apartheid, colonialism and occupation.
Justice for Palestine Brisbane is organising a rally to commemorate this anniversary on Friday the 17th of May in King George Square at 5:30pm and we need your support. As we did last year, we will print a placard with the name of each of the over 400 villages destroyed or occupied in 1948. We are calling on supporters of the struggle for justice in Palestine to commit to carrying one of these village names in a procession through the centre of Brisbane.
We need at least four hundred people to illustrate the extent of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine and we ask you to pre-select a village and to commit to turning up to the march to carry the placard that we will print for you with the name of that village. We ask you choose a village but also encourage others to sign up to carry one of the village names so together we can ensure that all the villages are remembered.
Please help us commemorate Al Nakba this year and show our solidarity with the people of Palestine.
For more information about how you can show your support, go to:
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Photos from the 2012 Brisbane Al Nakba commemoration: