May 15th, 2018 is the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba—catastrophe—when over 700,00 Palestinians were forcibly expelled from their land during the ethnic cleansing that marked the founding of the state of Israel. While the Nakba refers to a single day it is daily reality for people who live as refugees or under occupation. Since then, the historic struggle for justice in Palestine has been a global one. On this day we express all of our solidarity with the Palestinian people who have endured 70 years of oppression and have carried out 70 years of resistance. We stand with those who are showing immense bravery and heroism standing against the horrifying massacre being currently carried out by Israel against the Great Return marches in Gaza.
Glory to the martyrs! From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!
Read our coverage in Socialist Worker:
Sumaya Awad on Israel Adding a New Chapter to the Nakba.
Ethan Ackelsberg on Israel’s 70 Year History of Ethnic Cleansing.
Daphna Thier on the context of the Great Return marches and Israel’s brutality.
Listen to this recent Better Off Red Podcast on anti-imperialism and the struggle for Palestine.
International Socialist Review article by Paul D’amato on the history of the Nakba.
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