Today, Saturday, the Palestinians commemorated the 54th anniversary of the setback with protests in occupied Jerusalem and the West Bank, while the Palestine Liberation Organization said that the recent surge in support of Jerusalem and Gaza demonstrated the Palestinians’ ability to thwart the Greater Israel project on the lands of historic Palestine.
On this anniversary in which Israel occupied the West Bank, including the eastern part of Jerusalem, in addition to the Gaza Strip, the Syrian Golan and the Egyptian Sinai, dozens of Palestinians demonstrated near the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, which in their view represents an example of the continuation of the Nakba and the setback in light of Israeli plans to displace its residents. Read also Unprecedented achievements of “Saif al-Quds”… What are they and how do the Palestinians invest in them?Repression of journalists is a weapon to conceal the truth in Jerusalem and Sheikh Jarrah Director of the Map Department in Jerusalem: This is how the Israeli occupation plans to turn Jerusalem into a minority
The demonstrators stood in front of the house of the martyr Omar al-Qasim – one of the cadres of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
Forced out protesters
Al-Jazeera correspondent Guevara Al-Budairi said that the occupation police forcibly removed dozens of demonstrators from the besieged Jerusalem neighborhood, and in return, they allowed settlers to enter it freely.
Later, the occupation police arrested the reporter Guevara, and beat her.
Al-Budairi pointed out that the anniversary of the setback comes this year in light of continuous settlement expansion, with the presence of more than 480,000 settlers in the West Bank and more than 225,000 in Jerusalem, residing in more than 160 settlements.
In turn, Anadolu Agency quoted eyewitnesses as saying that Israeli forces suppressed a sit-in in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in the center of occupied Jerusalem.
Clashes and calls for boycott
On the 54th anniversary of the setback, for the second day, clashes erupted between young men and the occupation forces, after young men gathered to refuse settlement in Jabal Sabih, opposite the settlement outpost in the city of Nablus.
Video clips documented renewed confrontations between the Israeli occupation forces and young men in Jabal Sabih in the town of Beita, after demonstrations against settlements.
Violent confrontations erupted, during which sound and gas grenades were thrown in the town, following demonstrations against settlements, which resulted in the injury of a number of young men.
Also in Nablus, dozens of Palestinians participated today in a demonstration calling for a boycott of the products of the Israeli occupation.
The local committee of the province – which organized the demonstration – considered the boycott as a weapon to confront the occupier, and a form of popular resistance.
In the Palestinian interior, the city of Acre witnessed today a pause for a number of Palestinians to commemorate the setback.
The participants chanted slogans emphasizing the Palestinian right, and denouncing the Israeli practices against the Palestinians in the West Bank and within the Green Line, especially the policy of displacement and the increasing expansion of settlements.
The failure of the Greater Israel project
Meanwhile, the Palestine Liberation Organization said today that the recent surge in support of Jerusalem demonstrated the Palestinians’ ability to thwart the Greater Israel project.
The organization added – in a statement on the occasion of the anniversary of the setback – that “our Palestinian people remained steadfast on their land, adhering to their rights, and able to thwart all liquidation schemes for their cause and existence, the last of which was the attempt to impose the Greater Israel project on the land of historic Palestine.”
And she added, “This anniversary comes today, and the issue of the Palestinian right is regaining its brilliance, and it is again at the forefront of the international scene in the wake of the Jerusalem Intifada, which united our entire Palestinian people of all stripes.
The PLO also said – in the same statement – that marginalizing the Palestinian cause by attempting to normalize relations with Arab countries has failed to undermine the fact that the Palestine issue is the core of the Arab-Israeli conflict, and that there is no peace or stability in the region and the world without a just solution to it.