On the 66th anniversary of the massacre by Jewish Irgun forces (the precursor to the Israeli Army) against the defenseless Palestinian villagers of Deir Yassin, activists put up posters and Palestinian flags near illegal settlements and along roads frequented by settlers and Army, demanding they leave their land. In Hebrew, Arabic and English the posters stated:
This is Apartheid (English)
Boycott Apartheid Israeli Occupation (Arabic)
It’s time to get out of our land (Hebrew)
After 66 years of Occupation, murder and oppression activists were clear in their message that they would no longer allow it to continue and settlers should leave Palestine.
Deir Yassin is a Palestinian village located to the west of Jerusalem. On 9 April 1948 Irgun terrorists attacked the village, massacring the residents. News of the massacre quickly spread and many terrified Palestinians fled their villages for fear of suffering a similar fate. These events are known as the ‘Nakba’ or ‘Catastrophe’.
6 million Palestinian refugees of Nakba are still awaiting to return to their homes they were terrorised from by what was to become the Israeli Army. Their right to return is defined in international law and reaffirmed every year since the Nakba by dozens of UN resolutions.
Just as activists issued eviction orders to the illegal settlers today, SFP believes in the right of return for all Palestinian refugees, and their right to assert their right. SFP is working with groups to begin the return of refugees to their homeland, Palestine.
We ask you to support Palestinians as they continue their struggle and take back their land by abiding by their request for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Apartheid Israel. To find out how to boycott please click here.
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