Date(s) - 14/05/2016
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pinstone St, Sheffield S1 2HH
May 15th 1948 marks the day over 750,000 Palestinians were expelled from their homes and made refugees.
In 1948, the establishment of the Israeli state in Palestine through violent ethnic cleansing not only forced Palestinians from their homes, but also led to massacres of indigenous populations and the destruction of villages.
Following expulsion, some Palestinians moved to the West Bank or Gaza Strip, whilst others chose neighbouring Arab countries such as Lebanon, Jordan and Syria. The Palestinian refugees fleed their homes thinking they would be back within a few weeks, they did not know that 68 years on, they are still waiting for their internationally recognised right to return.
After 68 years we have not forgotten this right of return, we have not forgotten the bloodshed, and we certainly have not forgotten Palestine.
Palestinians continue to face the consequences of a decades-long occupation and process of colonisation. We demand an end to the injustice, and full equaliy for all between the river and the sea.