Senior PFLP Member and leader of Samidoun Khaled Barakat addressed a pro-Palestinian rally marking Nakba Day in Vancouver on May 15, 2021, and led the crowd in chants: "With Our souls, our blood, we will redeem you, oh Al-Aqsa Mosque" and "the gate of Al-Aqsa is made of iron, it will only be opened by martyrs." In footage of the rally, which was uploaded to Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network on Facebook, Barakat said: "We stand behind our brave resistance in Gaza [...] our troops in Gaza." The rally came against the backdrop of an armed conflict between Gaza and Israel. Samidoun was designated a terrorist organization by Israeli authorities in February 2021. For more about Samidoun, see MEMRI TV clip nos. 9110, 7276, and 6100.
Khaled Barakat: "Palestine will be free — from the River to the Sea. Today, ask a Zionist settler-colonialist about backing their criminal army. We are here to say that we stand behind our brave resistance in Gaza, we stand behind our troops in Gaza, our freedom fighters in Gaza.
"We are not ashamed of saying that we support the Palestinian resistance. It is the Palestinian resistance who kept our cause alive for the past 73 years. Palestine from generation to generation, until return and liberation.
"Today, the Palestinian people have decided to break the siege by force. With our souls, our blood, we will redeem you oh Al-Aqsa Mosque!"
Crowd: "With our souls, our blood, we will redeem you oh Al-Aqsa Mosque!"
Barakat: "The gate of Al-Aqsa is made of iron..."
Crowd: " The gate of Al-Aqsa is made of iron..."
Barakat: "It can only be opened by martyrs..."