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Day 29 Palestinian Prisoner Hunger Strike; Israel Bans Nakba Commemoration

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Israeli police refuse to grant permit for annual Nakba march

For 18 years, the March of Return has taken place in parallel with Israel's Independence Day celebrations, but [not this year by] refusing to approve the annual March of Return that commemorates the Nakba (“catastrophe”).

The Association for the Defense of the Rights of Internally Displaced Persons in Israel, which organizes the march, said their permit was denied because politicians were exerting pressure on the police.

The association holds the event annually on the grounds of one of the Arab villages that was destroyed in 1948.

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