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Nakbah Day 2011

As Palestinians commemorated the 63rd anniversary of the Nakba, Israeli forces opened fire at several demonstrations killing at least 14 unarmed people. The Nakba of 1948 marks the loss of Palestinian land to the Zionist militia who then set up the state of Israel on Palestinian land.

Ismail Patel, Chair of Friends of Al-Aqsa stated: “The use of such brutal force by Israel is a disgrace. This is no different to the brutal repression we have witnessed by other dictators in the region. The international community needs to ensure that it responds appropriately.”

He further stated: “The Nakba marks the catastrophe for Palestinians when they were robbed of their homes, livelihood and land and they have every right to protest against this.”
Hundreds are reported to have been injured including at the Qalandiya checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem where over a thousand Palestinians demonstrated and 40 are reported to be seriously injured suffering bullet wounds. On the Syrian border dozens more were injured. On the border with Lebanon Israel killed ten Palestinian refugees and wounded a further 100. Israel also shelled demonstrators in Gaza killing 1 and seriously wounding 30.

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About Friends of Al-Aqsa

Friends of Al-Aqsa is a UK based non-profit making NGO concerned with defending the human rights of Palestinians and protecting the sacred al-Aqsa Sanctuary in Jerusalem. This vision is supported by various international groups and organisations. Friends of Al-Aqsa was first established in 1997 and now has an international support base.


  1. mr
    ” Now await in patience the command of your lord…” ( at- Tut 52:48)

  2. mr
    ” And be patient for your patience is but by Allah…” ( nahl 16:127)

  3. May Allah give victory to the Palestinian Muslims! AMEEN!!!

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