Palestinian National and Islamic Forces, the supreme coordinating body of the major Palestinian factions, has called for widespread participation in demonstrations, in commemoration of the 71st anniversary of the Palestinian exodus, the Nakba of 1948.

In a communique, officials called for a major rally in Ramallah city, in the occupied West Bank, on May 15, to show anger over the racist and discriminatory policies of the Israeli occupation, as well as to express outrage over what has become known as the “Deal of the Century”.

It also called for mass protests at Israeli checkpoints across the occupied West Bank, on May 17, to advocate for the same cause.

The communique called for the implementation of the decisions of the Palestinian National Council and the PLO Central Council, which call for a complete political, economic and security disengagement from Israel.

For over seven decades now, Palestinians have commemorated the Nakba, or Catastrophe, when Zionist groups ethnically cleansed more than 700,000 Palestinians and destroyed more than 500 villages.

The Nakba commemoration, this year, marks 71 years of dispossession of the refugees – now numbering in the millions – who are still waiting for their right of return, Days of Palestine reports.

(photo: Al Ray archive image)

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