[Limerick] Nakba Day Vigil in Solidarity with the Palestinian People (IPSC)
To commemorate the 71st anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, and in solidarity with Palestinians on the #GreatReturnMarch, please join us on Wednesday 15th May between 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm at Thomas Street , Limerick.
May 15th marks the 71st Anniversary of Nakba Day – the Day of the Catastrophe – the day on which Palestinians everywhere commemorate the ethnically cleansing of over 750,000 indigenous Palestinians from their homes, two thirds of the Arab population of the time, forcing them into exile so that the state of Israel could come into existence.
Of course, it didn’t all happen on one day – it was a continual process between 1947 and 1949. Unfortunately, as recent events make clear, the Palestinian catastrophe it is a process ongoing to this day, seventy one years later. Hundreds of unarmed Palestinian protesters have been killed by Israeli occupation forces and tbousands have been wounded since the start of the Great Return March in Gaza last year. These protesters were demanding the implementation of the Right of Return for Palestinian refugees, who make up 70% of Gaza’s illegally besieged population. The Irish government has condemned these shootings – but has done nothing to sanction the Israel state for these crimes.
Join us to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people on Nakba Day.
Organised by the Limerick branch Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign.
Supported by Gaza Action Ireland