ANN: AMCA Statement on the Nakba and Violence against Palestinian Protestors in Gaza

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On May 15, 2018, seventy years after the nakba, the Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey (AMCA) condemns the violent attacks, including the use of live ammunition, on Palestinian civilians protesting in Gaza and throughout the Occupied Territories.

Throughout the past seven weeks, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have been protesting, calling for the right of return for Palestinian refugees to the areas from which they were forcibly expelled in 1948. Since the protests began on March 30, Israeli forces have killed at least 109 Palestinians and wounded about 12,000 people.

There can be no peace process without an end to the occupation.