Palestine – Palestinians mark the 72nd anniversary of Nakba with virtual and non-public events due to coronavirus outbreak
Ramallah – West Bank – Palestine 15/05/2020
The Coronavirus pandemic prevented the commemoration of the 72nd anniversary of the Nakba, where this year it was limited to virtual events and gatherings for the first time through the social networks of the Palestinian people in the diaspora and within Palestine. A number of citizens gathered at al-Manara roundabout in a symbolic vigil in the West Bank city of Ramallah to emphasize holding on to their the land and the right of return, as they visited the tomb of the late President Yasser Arafat and laid wreaths of flowers on his grave. Issam Bakr, a member of the Supreme National Committee for the Commemoration of the Nakba, stressed the stability of the Palestinian people and their survival in their land in rejection of annexation projects and the attempt to obliterate their identity, adding that it should be a real confrontation on the ground to prevent Israel from annexing more Palestinian territories, Palestinians use the term “Nakba” to describe their displacement from their lands by Israeli armed gangs in 1948.