Thousands of British activists in London joined in a rally to mark Nakba Day, Israel’s ethnic cleansing of Palestine, on Saturday, May 13, 2023.
The march, organized by the Friends of Al-Aqsa organization FOA, took place in Downing Street where protesters raised Palestine flags and chanted slogans supporting Palestine.
Participants demanded that the British government pressures Israel to stop bombing Gaza and imposes sanctions on Israel for its 75-year Nakba of Palestine.
The protest coincided with deadly attacks carried by Israeli warplanes on Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip, during which 33 Palestinians, including 6 kids and 4 women, were killed.
“It’s no coincidence that in the same week that we are marking 75 years of Nakba, Israel is targeting family homes and killing Palestinian children in Gaza,” said Shamiul Joarder, Head of Public Affairs at FOA.
Activist Shamiul called for Israel to stop bombing Gaza and end its illegal occupation, apartheid policies, war crimes, and ongoing violations of international law. “The Nakba must end for Palestinians to achieve justice, freedom, and peace,” he concluded.
Friends of Al-Aqsa is an anti-apartheid organization in the UK organizing activities and rallies in support of the Palestinian people.