15 May marks 74 years of the ongoing #Nakba, the forced expulsion and ethnic cleansing of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. #b1505

The recent assassination of #ShireenAbuAkleh on 11 May by the Israeli occupation forces and —
the additional desecration of her coffin at her funeral is simply another brutal example of the ongoing Israeli destruction of Palestinian public life and their rights to self-determination and self-expression. #b1505
Shireen Abu Akleh, a journalist, has been called the voice of Palestine and named ‘the daughter of Palestine’ in her death for rendering visible the Palestinian experience to the world. Her murder is a manifestation of the persistence of the Nakba to this very day. #b1505
We, the Jewish Bund, are compelled to make this statement, as a collective gathering for mourning this grave loss in solidarity with the Palestinian community on this Nakba Day was banned by @polizeiBerlin. #b1505
Compounding the injustice of the ban on mourning is the literal policing of how people mourn, and the policing of spaces of mourning by both the Israeli and Berlin governments. #b1505
We resist and defy the ban on demonstrations of Palestine solidarity groups, by which the Berlin police erase the voices of Palestinian and Jewish people who do not fit their convenient narrative. #b1505
Germany's "Remembrance culture" fixates on Jews as perpetual victims while monopolizing memory culture for Germans' benefit. We ask: Who decides? Who is allowed to mourn? Who is allowed to remember? #b1505
The German authority's approval of #querdenker antisemitic corona conspiracy marches with neo-nazis in contrast with ban of Palestine demos pretexted on potential antisemitism, more about suppressing migrantized communities than concern for Jewish life. #b1505
In solidarity with Palestinians who are mourning today, and commemorating the ongoing Nakba, we say:

May Shireen Abu Akleh's memory be a blessing and free Palestine! #b1505
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