Sat 30 Mar 2013

Palestinian Land Day

  • By Anne Cukier and 1 other
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The annual Palestinian Land Day is held to commemorate the land protests of 1976 and to recognize the Palestinian struggle over land.

On 30 March 1967, strikes and marches were organized in various Palestinian towns in response to Israel's decision to dispossess ten thousands of ares of Palestinian land for security and settlement reasons.

Confrontations between Palestinians and the Israeli army and police that day resulted in six Palestinian citizens being killed, about one hundred being wounded and hundreds getting arrested.

It was the first time since 1948, when Israel was established, that Palestinians acted collectively against Israel's policies.

Land Day is commemorated by Palestinians all over the world.

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