Urgent Appeal for Donations to Help Palestinian Refugees in Rafah
A massive operation by Zionist Israeli occupation forces to destroy hundreds of Palestinian homes at Rafah refugee camp in the Gaza strip is currently ongoing. The operations main goal is to create a so-called buffer zone near the border with Egypt, a plan which the Israeli occupation army formulated in 2001. Parts of this plan have already been carried out in piecemeal fashion over the past three years. According to UNRWA, over 12,000 Palestinian residents of Rafah refugee camp have so far been made homeless by the occupation forces
The recent escalation against the Palestinian refugees of Rafah camp coincides with the 56th anniversary of the Nakba (Catastrophe), when over 800,000 Palestinians were expelled from homes and lands by Zionist colonial forces. Today, the people of Rafah camp, all of whom are refugees from parts of Palestine occupied in 1948, find themselves scurrying for refuge once more as Israeli bulldozers demolish their homes away from home. These acts, the ongoing ethnic cleansing, represent grave breaches of the Fourth Geneva Convention, humanitarian international law, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition has set up an Emergency Rafah Relief Fund. We call on all people of conscience to help the refugees of Rafah by donating to this fund. Any amount you donate is important, will be directed to UNRWA for distribution to the victims who need all help to get through the coming months, homeless again.
Please make your donation checks or money orders payable to PRRC; write Emergency Rafah Relief Fund in the memo section; and send your payment to:
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