After Assault on Gaza, Palestinians Join Native Americans on Alcatraz Island
The annual sunrise gathering on Alcatraz Island, led by Native Americans on Thanksgiving Day, included a Palestinian delegation marking the solidarity between indigenous peoples of North America and Palestine in the face of histories of occupation and second-class citizenship.
In the wake of a week-long Israeli military siege of the Gaza Strip that left over 170 Palestinians and 6 Israelis dead, members of the Bay Area Palestinian community were welcomed at the annual sunrise gathering of Indigenous Peoples on Alcatraz Island (located in San Francisco). In view of the 65-year history of Palestinian suffering from ethnic cleansing and occupation, Native Americans now recognize Palestinians as an indigenous people, most of whom have been forcibly exiled from their homeland.
Arriving by special ferry service in the pre-dawn darkness, some 5,000 people observed a Native American gathering on Thanksgiving Day – November 22, 2012 – to reassert Native American heritage and their…
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