Palestinians call for right of return in Mi'ar march
Participants were seen raising Palestinian flags and signs commemorating Nakba.
Thousands of Palestinians participate in the 25th March of Return toward the abandoned village of Mi'ar in Al-Jalil.
The march began in Al-Jalil, southeast of the occupied city of Akka, at the Shaab Junction.
Live from the Palestinian return march in the depopulated village of Mi’ar, whose residents were expelled in 1948 and are still forbidden from returning pic.twitter.com/YQAzV9xKwY— Ben Reiff (@bentreyf) May 5, 2022
The demonstration saw participants raising Palestinian flags and signs commemorating Nakba.
Participants wore koufiyahs and chanted slogans calling for their right to return to the villages from which they were forcefully displaced in 1948.
The march is being organized as part of the activities commemorating the 74th anniversary of the Nakba, with the support of the Higher Follow-up Committee for Arab Masses, popular bodies, civil associations, political parties, and popular frameworks.
Palestinians take part in the return march in the displaced village of Mi'ar in 1948-occupied Palestine, today.#FreePalestine pic.twitter.com/gW1IHR73cm— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) May 5, 2022
Families expelled from this village and other Palestinian villages not to mention leaders of political parties, national organizations, and resistance movements in the occupied Palestinian territories took part in the march.
On its part, the Association for the Defense of the Rights of the Displaced said, in a statement, that the march coincides with a dire situation that Palestinian people are experiencing, as a result of racist Israeli attacks on our Islamic and Christian sanctities most notably the assault on Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
The statement also urged Palestinians "to raise names of Palestinian villages and Palestinian flags on the roofs of houses and balconies, to assure those far and near that there is no alternative to the inalienable legal, human, and legal right of return, which was guaranteed by international legal bodies.”
Mi'ar is a displaced Palestinian village in Al-Jalil, 3 kilometers south of Shaab, 17.5 kilometers east of Akka, and about 7 kilometers west of Sakhnin.
The Israeli occupation police forces stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque Thursday morning and deployed across the courtyards of the Mosque to secure the path of settlers’ incursions into the mosque.
Large numbers of young men and people gathered on the premises of Al-Aqsa Mosque in conjunction with the occupation police storming the courtyards of the campus, with the stationed people gathering in the courtyards of the campus en masse in front of Al-Qibli Prayer Hall, coinciding with the preparations of the occupation police to secure the settlers’ incursions into Al-Aqsa.
The recent Israeli provocation comes a few weeks after Palestinians stationed in Al-Aqsa Mosque confronted Israeli settlers and forces' raids of the Mosque during the holy month of Ramadan.