Nakba day commemorated all over the world

Featured image: Palestinians holding keys in a demonstration in Nablus, occupied West Bank, symbolizing that they will return to their homes one day. Source: Al Jazeera

This year’s Nakba day, the day marking the beginning of the displacement and genocide of the people of Palestine to found the Zionist State of Israel 76 years ago, was commemorated all over the world, reminding that it is not history but reality still today. Again, the people of Palestine face mass displacement and genocide carried out by Israel with the complicity of the imperialists, mainly Yankee imperialism. German imperialism, which is charged due to its complicity at the ICJ for supporting the Israeli genocide, today unleashed a wave of raids against the association “Palestine Solidarity Duisburg” after having forbidden this institution, ridiculing themselves once again and showing the hypocrite talks about so-called “human rights.”

Police carrying out house raids against “Palestine Solidarity Duisburg.” Source: Dem Volke Dienen

Israel is unleashing its offensive against Rafah, where the majority of the people of Gaza has been forced by the IDF. Gaza is covered in thousands of tons of debris, which is laced with unexploded bombs and corpses. According to UN estimates it would take 14 years to clear the debris. In the West Bank, IDF military operations, settler attacks and demolishing of homes have intensified. Since the last year’s Nakba day, over 35,000 Palestinians have been killed. In Gaza, over 15,000 children have been murdered by Israel since the 7th of October.

Israel is conducting a genocidal operation and airstrikes against the densely populated Jabalia refugee camp. On the 15th of May the Al-Qassam Brigades released a communique in which they said that 12 IDF soldiers were killed in a counteroffensive in the Jabalia refugee camp amid heavy Israeli bombing. The IDF has admitted that 95 of its soldiers have wounded since the weekend. Al Quds News Network also reports on X that on the 16th of May the IDF has confirmed an explosion of an artillery launcher in the Nahal Oz outpost, resulting to several casualties among its ranks.

The Nakba was commemorated also in the occupied West Bank, amid increasing Israeli military operations.

In Fatih, Istanbul, a banner by Student Solidarity with Palestine was put up with the slogan “End the Nakba!”

Banner in Istanbul. Source: Yeni Demokrasi

In Amman, Jordan, protesters gathered outside a UN-building, which was guarded heavily by the police.

Protesters outside an UN-building in Amman, Jordan. Source: Al Jazeera

In the capital of South Korea, Seoul, a protest was held.

Protesters in Seoul. Source: Al Jazeera

In Athens, Greece, protesters marched towards the Israeli embassy when they were attacked by the police with tear gas. Two days earlier, university students had started a protest at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, denouncing the complicity of the US and the EU, as well as their lackey Greece in the genocide.

Clashes erupted on the Nakba day in Greece. Source: ABNA

In Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, students joined the solidarity movement for Palestine.

Students of the International University of Sarajevo expressing their solidarity with the people of Palestine. Source: Al Jazeera

In Bergen, Norway, a demonstration was held by various organizations. In many speeches, Zionism was denounced and it was highlighted that the history of the State of Israel is nothing but genocide and occupation.

In Kristiansand, Norway, the Nakba day was marked with a demonstration, followed by an event with Palestinian food, arts and crafts, music and dance.

In Oslo, the annual ”Visit West Bank” political-cultural festival in connection with the Nakba day was held on the 11th of May and gathered multiple thousand people. As part of the festival, a demonstration which marched in front of the parliament took place.

In Lille, France, a demonstration took place.

In the US, student protest continue. On the 15th of May, the police attacked the encampment at the Irvine university in California.

Protesters confronting the police at the Irvine university. Source: Al Jazeera

Large demonstrations were also seen in many big cities of the US. In New York, the demonstrators blocked the Manhattan bridge.

Protesters blocking the Manhattan bridge in New York. Source: NBC news
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