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Statistics: 100,000 “Martyrs” since 1948, Nakba was “ethnic cleansing”, “Zionist gangs” carried out “70 massacres” in 1948 that killed 15,000 Palestinians

Headline: “Notice regarding statistics on the eve of the Nakba: More than 100,000 Martyrs have died in defense of the Palestinian right"

 

"The [Palestinian] Central Bureau of Statistics [PCBS] stated in a report that reviewed the conditions of our people on the eve of the 71st anniversary of the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel): The number of Palestinian and Arab Martyrs from the Nakba in 1948 until today (within and outside of Palestine) [parentheses in source] has reached approximately 100,000 Martyrs, with a million arrests recorded since 1967…

The number of Martyrs since the beginning of the Al-Aqsa Intifada (i.e., the second intifada, PA terror campaign 2000-2005) has reached 10,853 Martyrs – between Sept. 29, 2000 and May 7, 2019. 2014 was the bloodiest year in which 2,240 Martyrs fell, 2,181 of them in the Gaza Strip. In 2018 the number of Martyrs in Palestine reached 312, 57 of them children and 3 of them women. The occupation is still holding the bodies of 15 Martyrs.

 

Approximately 1 million arrests since 1967

 

The Nakba: Ethnic cleansing, demographic settlement, and taking over land

The events of Palestine’s Nakba and the expulsion that followed it constituted a great tragedy for the Palestinian people since the Nakba was and still is an act of racial cleansing, in which an entire people was destroyed and expelled and in its place groups and individuals were settled from all parts of the world, and more than 800,000 Palestinians were caused to flee from their villages and cities, out of 1.4 million Palestinians who were living in historical Palestine in 1948 in 1,300 Palestinian villages and cities. Most of the expelled reached a number of neighboring Arab states, and also the West Bank and the Gaza Strip; and in addition there was an internal expulsion of thousands of them within the areas that were subjugated to the Israeli occupation regime the year of the Nakba and afterwards, after they were expelled from their homes and [the Israelis] took over their lands.

During the Nakba, the Israeli occupation took over 774 Palestinian villages and cities, 531 of which were completely destroyed – and those that remained were subjugated to the occupation entity and its laws.This cleansing operation was accompanied by more than 70 massacres against the Palestinians by the Zionist gangs, which led to the Martyrdom-death of more than 15,000 Palestinians.

The demographic situation: 71 years after the Nakba, the number of Palestinians has grown more than nine-fold

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The refugees’ situation

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Ongoing siege of Gaza

Approximately 17,000 wounded since the beginning of the non-violent marches in the Gaza Strip (i.e., the violent March of Return riots; see note below)

Jerusalem: Ongoing and systematic Judaization

The bitter situation of the water in Palestine

 

"The March of Return" refers to massive violent riots in Gaza, in which thousands of Palestinians are rioting on the border with Israel and attempting to cut through the security fence, attacking with firebombs, flaming kites, and gunfire. The riots began on March 30, 2018, and were scheduled to last for 6 weeks until Palestinian "Nakba" Day on May 15. On the day the US embassy opened in Jerusalem, May 14, 2018, the Palestinian attacks escalated and 62 Palestinians were killed. A senior official of the terror organization Hamas, Salah Bardawil, stated that 50 of the 62 belonged to Hamas, while Islamic Jihad identified 3 others as belonging to it. The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, an Israeli research institute, published research documenting that from the start of the riots on March 30 until May 15, 93 of the 112 Palestinians killed in the riots (approximately 83%) were members of terrorist organizations. Petitions against the IDF's use of live fire to combat the rioting submitted by organizations that advocate for Palestinian rights were rejected by Israel's Supreme Court on May 24, 2018. The court accepted the state's argument that the riots were "organized and directed" by Hamas, a terrorist organization, and thereby rejecting the claim that the riots were peaceful and civilian in nature. PMW reports were referred to in the Supreme Court's decision.