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Friday, June 10, 2011

Palestinians plan 'flotilla march', right of return

Ynet News- Pro-Palestinian activists have issued a Facebook call urging supporters to stage yet another march – the "return march" – this time to coincide with the arrival of the second Gaza-bound flotilla, planned for late June.

The organizers said that this march is meant to commemorate "Nakba Day" and "Naksa Day" casualties. Once again, they urged participants to storm all of Israel's borders.

Abd al-Latif abu Dhaba, one of the organizers, claimed in a post that the planned march would see more participants than the marches organized on "Nakba Day" and "Naksa Day". He also claimed organizing it was "much more complex, as it is supposed to be perfectly synchronized with the arrival of the next sail to Gaza."

"I call on the Arab and Muslim world to march on this day for the just and legitimate cause," abu Dhaba said; adding that the previous marches have "proven Israel's inability to handle such events."

The Palestinians, he said, have created a new kind of resistance, which "glorifies the right of return… the marches aim to teach the world that Israel is committing a silent crime against millions of refugees."

The "flotilla march" organizers also aim, according to their Facebook page, to declare the end to the Arab peace initiative, and to "see Israel's UN membership suspended over the expulsion of the refugees." Read more