Saturday, April 26, 2014

Palestinian youths launch new campaign backing Right of Return


 OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- A new campaign has been launched on Friday in occupied Jerusalem backing the Palestinian Right of Return under the auspices of Jerusalem Foundation for Development.


The campaign aims to strengthen the link between Jerusalemite youths and their villages and towns from which they were deported and expelled, head of the Jerusalem Foundation Khaled Zabarqah said.


He stated that the Israeli saying that "the old will die and the young will forget" has no sense, in reference to the Jerusalemite children and minors' noticeable attendance in the event.


The campaign includes organizing visits to Palestinian villages and towns in occupied Jerusalem evicted in 1948, when their residents were forcibly displaced after the confiscation of their properties.


During the visits, the participants received lessons and explanations concerning their right of return to their homeland from which they were displaced for 65 years.


The campaign's organizers organized a visit to Maleha village which was considered the largest Jerusalemite village before 1948. Its residents, approximately 1940 people, were forcibly displaced from their homes in 1949. 23% of its land was planted with olive trees.



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