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By : Arman Ahmad
NST 12 May 08. KUALA LUMPUR: Several non-governmental
organisations (NGO) will send a petition comprising
more than 100,000 signatures of Malaysians to the
representative here on Friday to
denounce the Israeli occupation of Palestinian
The move is in commemoration of the 60th anniversary
of Nakba Day -- the day the state of Israel was
declared on May 15, 1948.
Citizens International (CI), an NGO formed to foster
awareness, activism and advocacy on issues that are
central to the stability and wellbeing of humanity,
said the petition was meant to be forwarded to the UN
"At the same time, we will also send a petition of
support to the Palestinian Embassy in Malaysia," said
CI spokesman Mohd Azmi Abdul Hamid.
Some 500 to 1,000 people would also demonstrate
peacefully outside the embassy.
"With this petition, we also hope that the Malaysian
government can make an initiative to help the people
of Palestine, especially those living on the Gaza
"We also hope that members of parliament, regardless
of their race and religious background, would also
table a special motion to commemorate Nakba Day," he
Nakba Day, literally translated as a "day of
catastrophe" , also set into motion a series of events
which caused untold hardship for millions of people
The Israelis carried out what some regard as ethnic
cleansing of the Palestinians from the land which is
now under their control.
It was part of a comprehensive plan, designed by the
Zionist high command, to expel Palestinians from the
territory after the British mandate expired, and to
seize as much land as possible for an intended Jewish
Between 1947 and 1948, more than 750,000 Palestinians
were made homeless.
Today, this population has grown to over four million.
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