Yesterday, 15 May, marks 69 years of the Palestinian Nakba, the catastrophe imposed upon the Palestinian people by the Zionist enterprise. On this day, in particular, the Palestinian people remember the massacres of Deir Yassin and Abu Shusha, among the many crimes against humanity perpetrated in order to found the Zionist state.
Instead of apologising for the Balfour Declaration that denied the Palestinian right to self-determination, United Kingdom governments choose to continue covering for Israel and smearing those who speak up for Palestine. The world community must demand that the Israeli Government open all of its 1948 archives to show the true purpose and extent of the ethnic cleansing and cruelty the Zionist state has practised against the native people.
The world must recognise the Palestinian right of return and repudiate Zionism. In its place, allow the establishment of a single state, founded upon goodwill and reconciliation, with equal rights for all. The principles for this are enshrined in international law and the Fourth Geneva Convention.