Calls for escalation of protests to mark occupation of W. Bank, Jerusalem

[ 30/05/2011 – 12:01 PM ] 
RAMALLAH, (PIC)– The Muslim Youth Association has announced several events that will take place in cities across the West Bank to mark the 44th anniversary of the occupation of Al-Aqsa Mosque, East Jerusalem, and Palestine as a whole.

The MYA said in a statement on Sunday: “On June 5, 1967, the Israeli army set out to occupy what remained of Palestine, Golan Heights, and Sinai, so that we would live 44 years of disgrace and shame. Today we have decided to be victorious.”

”In memory of the occupation of Jerusalem, Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the West Bank, we call for determination to liberate the land and the people, and to rise up against the force of tyranny,” the MYA added.

The group also called for the need to escalate confrontation with occupation forces and to address them with “all strength and determination”.

The events include marches that will take place in nearly every major city in the West Bank on Friday June 3 to renew commitment to the liberation of the Aqsa Mosque.

On Sunday June 5, “stands of anger” and a general commercial strike will be staged at 11:00am, when marches will be launched in city squares in Al-Khalil, Nablus, and Ramallah.

Tuesday will include a comprehensive escalation against Israeli forces and settlers in areas of friction near Israeli checkpoints in and around Jerusalem as well as those in Kalandia, Hawara, Rachel’s Tomb, Bil’in, Ni’lin, and the bypass roads and outposts in Al-Khalil.
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