Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network delivered a solidarity message to the Nakba commemoration demonstration in Copenhagen, Denmark, marking 69 years of the occupation of Palestinian land and the dispossession of the Palestinian people.
The Nakba demonstration focused – through speakers, music, banners, flyers and poems – on 69 years of Nakba and and at the same time, the resistance struggle of the Palestinian people throughout that period and continuing today. The demonstration expressed its deep solidarity with the hunger striking Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails who not only fights for their human rights in the prisons but at the same time struggle against the Israeli occupation and apartheid. The demonstration called on boycott of Israel and emphasized the importance of involving the union movement in the Boycott Israel-movement.
The protest was organized by the Nakba Initiative, which includes the Democratic Palestine Committees of Denmark, the Boykot Israel Campaign and the Palestinian National Alliance in Denmark. The main slogans of the demonstration were “We will never forget the Nakba,” “Stop Israeli Apartheid,” “For the Right of Return,” and “Free Palestine.” Speakers included the Boykot Israel Campaign, Abdel-Nasser Ferwana from Gaza, and Annette Ekebjaerg-Jakobsen and John Ekebjerg-Jakobsen from the 3F Palestine Network. It also included musical performances by Marwan, Sanabel El Ard and Nassim.
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network was invited to send a solidarity message to highlight the demonstration’s support for the Palestinian political prisoners on hunger strike since 17 April in the Strike of Freedom and Dignity. Our message follows: