Newry IPSC to mark ‘Nakba’ anniversary at Newry Town hall with commemoration

A poster promoting the rally taking place in Newry on the evening of Wednesday, May 15.A poster promoting the rally taking place in Newry on the evening of Wednesday, May 15.
A poster promoting the rally taking place in Newry on the evening of Wednesday, May 15.
The public is being invited to join a commemoration to mark the 76th anniversary of ‘Nakba’ at Newry Town Hall on Wednesday, May 15 at 7pm.

‘Nakba’ was when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fled or were driven out during the 1948 war that accompanied Israel's creation.

Marc Mac Seáin, of IPSC Newry, said: “The scenes unfolding in Gaza and even the West Bank are strikingly similarly to what occurred in Palestine 76 years ago when the people were forced off the vast majority of their land which became occupied by the Zionist settler-colony. Israel is younger than Joe Biden.

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“Join us to discuss that historical tragedy, its consequences, the current genocide, the Zionist ideology and global system of Capitalist Imperialism which facilitates it.”

There will also be a vigil outside Daisy Hill Hospital at 1pm on Friday afternoon, May 17 and a rally outside Navan Fort by Armagh on Sunday, May 19 at 12pm where multiple IPSC branches are coming together to shoot footage of a big crowd with a drone.

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