Head of the Popular Committee Against the Siege, Jamal al-Khudri, said today that the Palestinian people are looking forward to freedom and liberation from the Israeli occupation.
Palestinians yesterday commemorated 67 years of the ongoing Nakba and 48 years of Israel military occupation since 1967.
In a press statement released today, Khudri said that “our people in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza have suffered enough under occupation.”
He emphasized Israel’s aggression against all Palestinians: in Gaza, where nearly 2 million people are besieged and struggling to reconstruct their lives and homes after the 2014 Israeli assault; in the West Bank, where the occupation continues to encroach on Palestinian dignity with the apartheid wall, illegal settlement expansion and checkpoints on Palestinian roads; and in Jerusalem, where settler incursions into the al-Aqsa mosque compound are escalating, Jerusalemites suffer discrimination and their homes demolished.
Al-Khudri reaffirmed that the national unity of the Palestinian people could and would stand up to the occupation and its apartheid policies.
He called for Arab support to enhance the steadfastness of the Palestinians, and international pressure on Israel to end its violations and aggression and to return the rights of the Palestinian people.
He paid tribute to Palestinian resistance and dignity under the occupation, saying that men, women, youths and children were all heros and symbols of incredible patience in the face of severe suffering.
June 5th marked the 48th anniversary of the six-day war and the Palestinian Naksa, in which Israel occupied the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza, The Egyptian Sinai and the Syrian Golan heights.