Some good citizens put Palestinian flags up around Wellington on Nakba day. They were spotted at the Waterfront, Glover Park, Midland Park, Israeli Embassy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Parliament and Civic Square.
May 15, 2017 marked the 69th anniversary of the 1948 Nakba, the mass expulsion of Palestinians from their homeland. We put together a zine about Al Nakba that provides some historical background and present context which you can check out here.
The Nakba never ended and this year marks 50 years of Israeli military occupation for the Palestinian people. At present there are hundreds of Palestinian prisoners who have been on hunger strike for 40 days to demand basic human rights in Israeli prisons. http://bit.ly/BDS4DignityStrike #DignityStrike #DignityStrike40
In particular, the Palestinian BDS National Committee calls for immediate international action towards implementing a comprehensive military embargo on Israel, similar to that imposed against apartheid South Africa in the past. As long as military ties continue, the international community is effectively sending Israel a clear message of approval to continue its severe violations of international law, including its violations of basic prisoners’ rights.
From Aotearoa to Palestine we support the #DignityStrike and Palestinian right to return! #Nakba69 #FreePalestine