People in the Gaza Strip are set to hold the 45th anniversary of the Naksa Day, which marks the displacement of Palestinians from their homeland following the 1967 Six-Day war by Israel.
Israel occupied the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and East Jerusalem, the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, and the Golan Heights from Syria following the Six-Day war.
Palestinians mark the Naksa Day (the day of the setback) on June 5.
Joe Carton, an American activist in Gaza, told Press TV on Monday that Israel’s claim that it “no longer occupies the Gaza Strip is completely spurious.”
He said the Tel Aviv regime “continues to exercise direct control over its (Gaza’s) borders, airspace, seaways, population registry, electromagnetic spectrum, passport system, taxation and countless other aspects of daily life here.”
Israel has built a separation wall between the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem and continues to build illegal settlements in the Palestinian territory.
Mukhaimer Abu Seda, a political analyst from Gaza, also told Press TV that since the “Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories on June 5, 1967, Israel has made every possible [effort] to kill any possibility for the creation of a Palestinian state on the West Bank and Gaza through the expansion of its settlements in circumvent of al-Quds (East Jerusalem) and also the construction of the separation wall.”
Israel denies about 1.7 million people in Gaza their basic rights, including the freedom of movement and the right to decent living, work, health and education.