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PA official emphasizes “sanctity” of Palestinian right of return, encourages “struggle and sacrifice”

Headline: “Qalqilya: A procession, rally, and monument in memory of the Martyrs on Nakba Day”

“Masses of the Qalqilya district marked the 69th anniversary of the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) in a mass procession organized by the national forces and the Popular Committee for Refugee Services…
During his speech at the rally, District Governor [Rafe’ Rawajbeh] emphasized the sanctity of the right of return for the Palestinian people, and that no statute of limitations applies to it. He also emphasized that our people continues to struggle and sacrifice despite 69 years having already passed since the Nakba.”

Palestinians commemorate Nakba Day on May 15, the day after Israeli Independence Day. On May 15, 1948, combined forces from Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Iraq joined Palestinian Arab forces in an attempt to eradicate the newly-established State of Israel. The Nakba (i.e. "the catastrophe) refers to the displacement of Palestinians that occurred as a result of this Arab war of aggression against Israel.
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