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‘Palestinian resistance will neither wane nor fade’

March 29, 2019 at 2:45 pm

Palestinians seen at the Gaza-Israel border during a protest within the “Great March of Return” demonstrations in Shuja’iyya neighborhood of Gaza City, Gaza on 7 December, 2018 [Mohammad Asad / Middle East Monitor]

Palestinians have made it “abundantly clear that their resistance to all forms of occupation of every single inch of their land, will neither wane nor fade”, the Palestinian Forum in Britain said in a statement today.

Released ahead of the one year anniversary of the Great March of Return protests in Gaza, the statement continued:

The Great Return March has shaken the Israeli establishment to the core and brought the majority of Palestinians together to resist the normalisation of occupation and the Apartheid policies being imposed by the Israelis.

This, it continued, shows the Palestinians’ resolve “particularly after decades of a failed and shambolic negotiation process that has delivered to the Palestinian people nothing but further loss of land, suffering and oppression.”

“Palestinians have constantly stood tall in defence of their lands and holy sites offering in return thousands of martyrs and near to 750,000 detainees.”

Since 30 March 2018, as many as 250 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces, in assaults on protesters near the Gaza-Israel fence. Demonstrations have been on going every Friday since.

Palestinians called for an end to the 12-year Israeli siege on the Strip, and for their right to return to the homes from which their families were forced out of to make way for the creation of the start of Israel in 1948.

READ: Israel wants March of Return to stop in return for easing Gaza siege

The protests began on what Palestinians mark as Land Day, when in 1976 thousands of Palestinians from towns and villages in the Galilee region, northern Israel, marched in protest against an Israeli order to confiscate land belonging to indigenous communities in the area.Of this day, the Palestinian Forum of Britain said: “Land Day is not just another memorable advent; rather an everyday story of the Palestinians throughout their lands from the West Bank to Gaza to the 1948 territories.”