Land Day March 30th: Palestinian and worldwide actions planned
Land Day began 32 years ago, on March 30th, 1977, when Israeli forces attacked a non-violent demonstration against widescale land confiscation in the Galilee, in northern Israel. On that day, Israeli forces killed 6 Palestinians, injured 96 and arrested 300. Palestinians inside Israel, the West Bank and Gaza as well as refugee camps in nearby Arab countries declared the day to be ‘Land Day’, to commemorate the loss of Palestinian land, which is still ongoing to create and expand the state of Israel.
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On Monday, protests are planned against Israel’s separation wall, which has resulted in the de facto annexation of large swaths of Palestinian land, and settlements, which are built on seized land. Rallies are planned in towns across the West Bank, Jerusalem, and in the Galilee, in the north of Israel.
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