The Al-Aqsa flood signals Palestinians’ long-overdue right to return”—APRN

By APRN | October 17, 2023

The Palestinian struggle for national liberation and their right to return inspires people’s movements across the world as it reaches new heights.

Since the advent of the Zionist occupation of their land, the Palestinians have been stripped of their rights, shelter, livelihood, and dignity. The adoption of the UN Resolution 181 in 1947 further worsened the situation with the recognition of the state of Israel vis-a-vis the confiscation of Palestinian territories.

The Palestinians did not just stand and watch the injustices done to them for decades. The prior intifadas and the continued resistance against Zionist aggression have shown the world their unwavering courage and determination to reclaim their land and assert their rights.

The October 7 Al-Aqsa Flood reminded the world, once again, of the Palestinian’s resolve.

Meanwhile, the U.S. and other global superpowers continue their support of the Zionist apartheid state terrorism which in the final analysis, commits a multitude of rights violations against Palestinians, women and children included. The conservative and traditional propagandists muddle this and reduce it as a “Hamas attack” or malign the coordinated resistance efforts as “terrorism”. This is a vain attempt to rouse and espouse sympathy for the colonizers and hatred against the colonized.

These claims are easily refuted as news straight from Gaza, Palestinian organizations, and human rights groups deliver the facts and figures on the damages that the Zionist retaliation brings to the civilian population of Gaza.

The thousands of lives that the Zionist apartheid state claimed since the Nakba of 1948, is a constant reminder to us all that global solidarity for Palestine, and any other people struggling for independence, self-determination, and liberation is a vital part of the struggle towards just and lasting peace.

The Al-Aqsa Flood and the numerous intifadas before it, the increasing support of progressive Jews and the people of the world to the plight of the Palestinian people only say one thing — that the liberation of Palestine is long overdue.

APRN stands in solidarity with the Palestinian people in their valiant struggle for life, land, rights, and dignity. We condemn the continuing aggression of the Zionist apartheid state and the continuing military assistance by none other than the biggest military superpower, the United States.

We appeal to other organizations, from the national, subregional, and global levels, to extend their solidarity and support to the Palestinian people until their rightful return to their homeland and self-determination is realized. #

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