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Palestinians commemorate 62nd anniversary of Kafr Qasem massacre 

A memorial ground is seen in the Israeli town of Kafr Qasem in memory of the massacre in 1956 [User:Avi1111/Wikipedia]
A memorial ground is seen in the Israeli town of Kafr Qasem in memory of the massacre in 1956 [User:Avi1111/Wikipedia]

Arab-Palestinian activists in the Israeli town of Kafr Qasem, located on the Israeli side of the Greenline, will commemorate the 62nd anniversary of the Kafr Qasem massacre of 1956 tomorrow in which Israeli border police killed 49 Palestinian police.

The event, which is also supported by the Kafr Qasem municipality, will include a march that will start in the Abu Baqr Mosque Square.

The municipality and the committee organising the march called on all Kafr Qasem’s youth to be in the square early to receive participants coming to take part in the march. They also called on residents who live on the route to clear the roads of cars or any obstacles.

They also asked residents to ensure not to pour water on to the streets so as to avoid causing an inconvenience to participants. Shop owners were also asked to keep their properties closed during the march in respect for the memory of the martyrs.

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Today marks the 62nd anniversary of the massacre of Kafr Qasem, which took place on 29 October 1956.

Forty-nine people were killed while they were returning home from work because they did not know a military curfew was in place.

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