CBNNews.com - Palestinian Authority (PA) ambassador to Beirut Zaki Abbas has been busy recruiting so-called Palestinian refugees for a mass march on Israel's northern border on May 14.
Abbas estimates that more than 100,000 participants will join the demonstration.
According to Jerusalem Post Palestinian Affairs correspondent Khaled Abu Toameh, Sultan Abu Aynain, Fatah's top official in Lebanon, has been helping Abbas organize the event.
Both Abbas and Aynain have been coordinating their activities with Ziad Abu Ein, PA deputy minister for prisoner affairs, whose plan is to torpedo Israel's 60th anniversary celebration by organizing hundreds of thousands of Palestinian "refugees" to invade Israel by land, sea and air.
Abu Ein has called his plan "The Initiative of Return and Coexistence," which urges Israelis to "welcome the Palestinians who will be returning to live together with them in the land of peace."
The leaders claim to be implementing Article 11 of United Nations Resolution 194, passed in 1948, stating that "refugees wishing to return to their homes and live in peace with their neighbors should be permitted to do so at the earliest predictable date and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return."
The plan also calls for mass marches by "refugees" from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip on Israeli checkpoints and border crossings.
The organizers of "The Initiative of Return and Coexistence" denounced world leaders planning to participate in Israel's anniversary celebrations.
"This is the day when the Palestinians were uprooted from their lands," they said. "It would have been better if these leaders visited the refugee camps, which are the victims of Israel's so-called independence," said the PA leadership.
The marchers plan to carry UN flags, UNRWA-issued identity cards, along with tents and suitcases.
PA officials are asking Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq to open their borders to allow the marchers through.
Meanwhile, Palestinian "refugees" in the United States, Canada and South America have been instructed to fly to Ben Gurion airport while thousands of others come by sea to Israeli ports.
Source: The Jerusalem Post