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Israel: Protesters mark anniversary of 6 Day War with demo against occupation02:30

Israel: Protesters mark anniversary of 6 Day War with demo against occupation

Israel, Haifa
June 6, 2017 at 00:41 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds of Israeli Arabs and Jews gathered at Paris Square in the northern city of Haifa, Monday evening, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Israeli occupation of Palestine in the aftermath of the Six-Day War. The group marched to Ben-Gurion Boulevard with the rallying call "50 years is too much".

"As a Palestinian citizen of Israel, I really want this occupation to end; I want people to have their freedom, my people, my Palestinian people" said one demonstrator. Another stated they were part of the demo to protest the occupation and "call all the world to recognise now the independent Palestinian state."

The Six-Day War marks the establishment of Israel's control over East Jerusalem, Gaza, Golan Heights and the West Bank, as well as military control over thousands of Palestinians. Israeli control of East Jerusalem is rejected under international law, with United Nations Security Council Resolution 478 condemning the 'annexation' as illegal in 1980.

Israel: Protesters mark anniversary of 6 Day War with demo against occupation02:30
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Hundreds of Israeli Arabs and Jews gathered at Paris Square in the northern city of Haifa, Monday evening, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Israeli occupation of Palestine in the aftermath of the Six-Day War. The group marched to Ben-Gurion Boulevard with the rallying call "50 years is too much".

"As a Palestinian citizen of Israel, I really want this occupation to end; I want people to have their freedom, my people, my Palestinian people" said one demonstrator. Another stated they were part of the demo to protest the occupation and "call all the world to recognise now the independent Palestinian state."

The Six-Day War marks the establishment of Israel's control over East Jerusalem, Gaza, Golan Heights and the West Bank, as well as military control over thousands of Palestinians. Israeli control of East Jerusalem is rejected under international law, with United Nations Security Council Resolution 478 condemning the 'annexation' as illegal in 1980.

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