Several days of protests and activities are planned to mark the 65th anniversary of the Nakba, when Israel declared independence in 1948.
The 6 April Youth Movement- Democratic Front is among the groups organising events. Media spokesperson for the movement Mostafa Al-Hagari said the events start with a seminar on Saturday regarding the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes in Palestine.
The seminar will be followed by a protest on Monday. The protest will be held outside the British Embassy in Cairo, and protesters plan to draw pro-Palestinian graffiti on the walls of the embassy.
On Wednesday 15 May, a protest will be held outside the Arab League. The theme of the protest will also be the right of return. Arabs commemorate the Nakba on 15 May.
Nakba, Arabic for catastrophe, commemorates one day after Israel’s declaration of independence, made on 14 May 1948 after the Arab-Israeli War.
“There is coordination that the protest takes place at the same time as protests in other Arab countries,” Al-Hagari said.
He added that the movement is also coordinating with other political groups to see if they will join the activities.