When asked what would happen to the Palestinians who remained after the Nakba, Menachem Begin, one of its architects, replied: “The old will die, and the young will forget.”
But the young have never forgotten. In spite of a suffocating siege – checkpoints, expanding settlements, unlivable conditions, massive imprisonment, and almost daily killings, Palestinians have never stopped resisting. Close to 100 have died since the beginning of The Great Return March, yet thousands continue to defy live fire to demand the right to return.
The occupation would not last a day without US military and political support of Israel, and those of us who are committed to building a world without racism and war need to challenge U.S. complicity and stand in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle.