Palestinian activists from Palestine Online, VPalestine, Palestine Sunbird, and Palestine Defense Forces on Monday evening joined an online campaign to protest against the ominous Balfour declaration, which is the statement of British support for establishing a “national home for the Jewish people” in Palestine, using the hashtag #Balfour103.
The Balfour Declaration, which resulted in a significant upheaval in the lives of Palestinians, was issued on November 2, 1917.
“It is the promise of the ones who don’t own to the ones who don’t deserve.”
The declaration turned the Zionist aim of establishing a Jewish state in Palestine into a reality when Britain publicly pledged to establish “a national home for the Jewish people” there.
The pledge is generally viewed as one of the main catalysts of the Nakba – the ethnic cleansing of Palestine in 1948 – and the conflict that ensued with the Zionist state of Israel.
It is important to mention that a history of an entire people has been catastrophic as a result of this declaration.
The Balfour Declaration is widely seen as the precursor to the 1948 Palestinian Nakba when Zionist armed groups, who were trained by the British, forcibly expelled more than 750,000 Palestinians from their homeland.