‘On this important anniversary, and with the worsening situation in the occupied territories, the UK government must take action to promote a just peace so that both Israelis and Palestinians can enjoy freedom, dignity and security.’
Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has marked the seventy-fifth anniversary of what is known among Palestinians as ‘the Nakba’ (the ‘catastrophe’) by signing a joint statement calling on the UK government to uphold its legal, moral and historic obligations to the Palestinian people. The Nakba refers to the beginning of more than seven decades of displacement, dispossession, and fragmentation of the Palestinian people. Signed by fourteen charities working for Palestinian human rights, the statement highlights what BYM describes as ‘the deteriorating situation under Israel’s new extreme government coalition. Land confiscation from Palestinians has accelerated and the violence and control by Israel’s military authorities has intensified’.
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