Mirwaiz laments world’s indifference towards grave injustice, repression perpetuated upon Palestinians

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Chairman of Hurriyat (M) on Tuesday lamented the indifference of the international community towards the massacre committed by Israel in Gaza.

In a tweet, Mirwaiz said:

However, after killing at least 58 and injuring around 2700 Palestinians, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu while defending his military has said that they acted in ‘self defence against Gaza’s Islamist rulers Hamas. 

The demonstrations, which coincided with protests against the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem, are part of a weeks-long movement calling for the right of return for Palestinian refugees to the areas they were forcibly expelled from in 1948.

Since the protests began on March 30, Israeli forces have killed at least 107 Palestinians in the coastal enclave and wounded about 12,000 people.

The protest comes ahead of the annual commemorations of the Nakba, or “catastrophe”, when the state of Israel was established on May 15, 1948, in a violent campaign that led to the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their villages.

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