Wednesday, April 04, 2018

How "Great" is That March? Greater Palestine

Arabs of Gaza are engaged in this Great March campaign.

Buit what exactly do they want?

Here's the picture, in a short version, of their territorial demands:

and here is some more explicit detail from Iqbal Jassat, Executive Member of Media Review Network, Johannesburg, South Africa, published in the Palestine Information Center site, a Hamas-affiliated web site:

Great March of Return: a New Defiance Campaign

Palestinians have geared up to mobilize en masse in what has been dubbed as Great March of Return. Starting Friday 30th March 2018, thousands upon thousands head towards homes and lands from which they were forcibly expelled...

...Concealing the ugly reality of Zionism’s imposition of a foreign entity (Israel) and the consequences of the Nakba (catastrophe) which to date are eminently visible throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territories OPT, Palestine ’48 and refugee camps...a return to an understanding of the enormity of losses suffered by the Palestinians at the hands of a racist colonial entity supported and facilitated by the British government a century ago...

The Great March of Return has the support of all the Palestinian factions – Hamas, Fatah, the PFLP and Islamic Jihad. Expected to continue until 15 May to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, it’s demands will hopefully resonate across all corners of the world: Right of Return to their pre-1948 homes!

And some people talk disparagingly of the concept of "Greater Israel".

This is Greater Palestine. Not "two states living side-by-side".


Um Farid al-Dalais got ready to take part in the Great March of Return to the east of Al-Bureij refugee camp, wearing her traditional peasant dress (Thobe), which she cherishes.“Today I came to the border wearing my Thobe to demand my right of return to the town of Asdod

Here they come:

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