June 17th marks the 93rd anniversary of the execution of the Burq revolution’s strugglers Fouad Hijazi, Atta al-Zeer, and Mohammed Jamjoum by British mandate in Akka prison.
The British colonizers executed Hijazi, al-Zeer, and Jamjoum after imprisoning them for their role in Al-Buraq Revolution of 1929, named for the al-Buraq Wall in Jerusalem.
In 1929, the Zionist movements in Jerusalem organize a mass march in Al-Buraq Wall and chanted the “Wall is Ours”, sparking Palestinian anger.
As a result, Al-Buraq revolution broke out when Palestinians in Akka, Jerusalem, Yafa, and Safad rose up to the British colonization, rejecting the Jewish plans.
Hundreds of Palestinians were detained by British forces. 26 were initially sentenced to death by hanging.
While there was such an outcry by the Palestinian people that most of these sentences were converted to life imprisonment, Hijazi, Jamjoum, and al-Zeer were executed.
On 17 June 1930, Palestinians organized a general strike throughout Palestine as large crowds gathered in major Palestinian cities across the country – in Yafa, Haifa, al-Khalil, and Nablus to honor Al-Buraq revolution martyrs.
93 years have passed, but Jamjoum, Hijazi, and al-Zeer are still in the Palestinian memory as figures of Palestinian resistance to British and Zionist colonization. The popular song, “From Akka Prison,” continues to be sung and celebrated throughout Palestine.
The 93rd anniversary of the death of Al-Buraq strugglers came when Al-Aqsa Mosque is under threats of new Israeli plans aiming at dividing it between Muslims and Jews.
Earlier in June, Israeli far-right wing member of Knesset Amit Halevi proposed a new plan to divide Al-Aqsa Mosque between Muslims and Jews.
Within the plan, the southern part of Al-Aqsa Mosque will be allocated for Muslims while Jews will receive the central and northern areas, including the Dome of the Rock.
Since 1967, Al-Aqsa Mosque and the holy city of occupied Jerusalem have been under threats and attacks by Israeli occupation governments.