JOHANNESBURG - Nigerians and South Africans joined tens of thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip in commemorating the first anniversary of the Great March of Return and Palestinian Land Day on Saturday, the Afro-Palestine Newswire reported.
More than 250 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli army over the last year during protests that aim to challenge the blockade of the Gaza Strip. Palestinians are also using the protests at the Gaza-Israel fence to draw attention to their right to return to homes from which they were displaced during Israel’s creation in 1948.
On Saturday, hundreds took to the streets in Iwo (Osun State), in a march organised by Nigerian Friends of Palestine.
“Until freedom is attained we will remain committed to the Palestinian cause,” said spokesperson Daood Imran Molaasan in an interview with the Afro-Palestine Newswire Service.
“Today, we are defending a just cause and we need not be Palestinians or Muslims to do so,” he added.