No Second Nakba

No Second Nakba


On the 76th anniversary of the Nakba, Association Najdeh reaffirms the national rights to return, an independent state, and self-determination, declaring: no to a second Nakba.

This year’s commemoration of the Nakba comes as our Palestinian people are engaged in heroic resistance against the genocide being perpetrated in Gaza and are standing firm against the settler militias and the barbaric Israeli occupation in the West Bank and Jerusalem. In its aggression and genocidal war, supported by imperialist countries led by the United States, the Israeli occupation violates all international laws and treaties. It uses internationally banned means, targeting civilians, including children, women, and the elderly, as well as medical facilities, international staff, civil defence, and even UN and humanitarian centres.

The nearly eight months of genocide would not have continued with such brutality without the green light given by Western countries, the United Nations, and the official silence of some Arab states to the Israeli colonial, Nazi-like occupying army in Palestine.

On this occasion, Association Najdeh emphasises that this battle is not just Gaza’s battle; it is a battle for national rights against the Zionist project. It is a battle for the entire Palestinian people, who aspire to freedom and independence, and who will not cease their struggle until they secure their national rights to return, establish an independent state, and achieve self-determination. This includes the dismantling of the Israeli apartheid system in all its forms, including its settlements. It is a battle for the free world against oppression, tyranny, and colonialism, and for humanitarian justice for the people of Palestine and all oppressed peoples striving to end the genocidal war waged in Gaza, the West Bank, and Jerusalem.

On the 76th anniversary of the Nakba, Association Najdeh asserts that justice and human rights cannot be upheld globally until they are upheld for the people of Palestine. We call for the expansion of Arab and international popular movements and continued pressure on the US administration and Israel to stop the aggression, lift the siege on Gaza, end the genocide and ethnic cleansing perpetrated by the occupation against the Palestinian people, release all Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, and halt the killings, arrests, settlements, and invasions of West Bank cities and camps. We also call for efforts to prosecute Israel for the war crimes committed against the Palestinian people.

Association Najdeh extends its full greetings to our resilient people in Gaza, the West Bank, and Jerusalem. Long live our people’s struggle, Long live global solidarity against occupation and colonialism, Glory to our martyrs everywhere.

Social Aid Society

Beirut, 15 May 2024