On the 54th commemoration of The Naksa (The Setback) we will uplift the martyrs who have given the ultimate sacrifice for Palestinian liberation. The vigil will be at ICGA Masjid at 7 PM.
On June 5th in 1967, Israeli forces occupied the Syrian Golan Heights, the Egyptian Sinai, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem, forcibly expelling 300,000 more Palestinians from their land. This anniversary of the Naksa, we are reminded that cease-fire or not, Israel will continue its ethnic cleansing and settler-colonial violence on the Palestinian people. However as our people continue to face this aggression, Zionist colonial forces will continue to be met with ongoing resistance. We will carry on the torches of those passed, of every fallen man, woman, and child who are at the forefront of the resistance, until Palestine is free.
Even though this event is being held at a Muslim place of worship, everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. Please let us know if you have any questions about coming to a mosque. The only major difference from any other venue is that you’ll be asked to take your shoes off before entering any carpeted area and we ask everyone to dress modestly (pants/long skirts/etc). Lastly we require everyone to wear a mask!
Hosted by: Palestine Solidarity Committee-Austin, JVP-Austin and Palestinian Youth Movement