As the 71st anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba approaches, the Palestinian Forum of Britain (PFB) has called on everyone who believes in freedom and human rights to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people against attempts to “annihilate” their cause.
In a statement the group said that since the occupation began, Palestinians have successfully confronted scores of plot and campaigns to eradicate their cause and will continue to do so.
The call comes as leaked reports in the Israel press have revealed details of the US’ peace plan, dubbed the “deal of the century”, which will expected to be unveiled next month. The details appear to show that the Palestinians will continue to live under Israel’s military control and be subjected to its rule. They will also suffer the loss of Jerusalem as their capital and large swathes of the occupied West Bank would be annexed by Israel, under the terms of the deal.
This, the forum said, “constitutes a great threat to the Palestinian cause unless the world’s free people agree on a stand to confront and defeat it.”
The Palestinian people are being told to accept the legitimacy of Zionist occupation over all of Palestine, in what resembles a mere commercial transaction from which Palestinians get the right to live in exchange for relinquishing their rights, their lands and their holy sites.
In response to the plan, the forum is urging people to come out in protest against US President Donald Trump’s deal and in support of Palestinian human rights on 11 May in London.
“The PFB also renews its calls on the British government to issue an apology to the Palestinian people for its historic crime which manifested in the infamous Balfour Declaration, and to support its efforts to see Palestinians attain their freedom and right to return to their rightful homes and lands.”