Monday, March 30, 2009

MK Barakah calls Beit Hanoun on Land Day; urges continued struggle

Date: 30 / 03 / 2009 Time: 17:27

Gaza – Ma’an – Palestinian Knesset member Muhammad Barakah spoke to Beit Hanoun Land Day commemorators over the phone Monday, and encouraged them to continue their struggle for autonomy.

“We are struggling in a battle to prove our existence and to protect our confiscated lands,” Barakah told large crowds in the northern Gaza Strip town. He called for unity in the face of the latest Israeli policies to demolish homes in East Jerusalem and the continued blockade of the Gaza Strip.

Coordinator of the local initiative Saber Az-Za’anin called on ralliers to “remember those people who sacrificed their souls defending the nation and the land in A`rrabeh, Sakhnin and other Galilee areas: Khadija Shawahneh, Raja Abu Rayya, Muhsen Taha, Khader Khalaileh, Kher Yasin and Ra’fat Zuhdy.”

He thanked all who participated in the event, including several foreign peace activists, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) as well as dozens of local and charitable societies.