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46th Anniversary of Palestinian Land Day: Uphold Palestinian Right of Return! Support Palestinian Resistance!

This year marks the 46th anniversary of Land Day, which commemorates the events of March 30, 1976, when six Palestinians from Arab villages inside the Green Line were shot and killed by Israeli forces while protesting the confiscation of 5,500 acres of land from the Galilee. Since then, Land Day has been commemorated by Palestinians inside Israel as well as in the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem and around the world | Five articles

Badia national festival marks Land Day 2022 in Gaza.

In Palestine rallies and marches mark Land Day. In the towns where the six martyrs were killed 46 years ago, Palestinians lay wreaths at their graves.

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Yom-el-Ard – Day of the Land: Symbol of Palestinian Resistance

On the 46th anniversary of Land Day

This article from our archives provides essential information on the vital issue of land and the rising of 1976, when the Palestinian citizens of Israel revolted against the Israeli government, which had just announced new and extensive land expropriation plans in the Galilee. Continue reading

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300 prominent global figures accuse Israel of committing ‘war crimes’  

Israel’s treatment of Palestinians – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

The universal show of solidarity to the Palestinians was published in an open letter which voiced strong opposition to Israel’s plans to forcibly transfer thousands of Palestinians living in farming-shepherding communities in the occupied West Bank. Continue reading

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Atlas of Palestine 1917-1966

DR. SALMAN ABU SITTAPalestine is one of the most well-documented areas of the world. What makes The Atlas of Palestine — with 450 colour pages documenting 1,300 towns and villages and 20,000 place names, and ten years in preparation — so unique? | Interview with DR. SALMAN ABU SITTA*, al-majdal

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Nakba: The man reconstructing Palestine’s lost villages

Driven by a desire to return to his childhood village, Salman Abu Sitta is rebuilding the map of historic Palestine | VACY VLAZNA* Aljazeera

Abu Sitta has ensured that the keys to the Palestinians' stolen homes will inevitably reopen the never forgotten doors | Getty Images

Abu Sitta has ensured that the keys to the Palestinians’ stolen homes will inevitably reopen the never forgotten doors | Getty Images

Salman Abu Sitta was only 10 years old when the Nakba –  the mass expulsion of Palestinians in 1948 – happened, forcing him from his home near Beersheba. Like many Palestinians of his generation, his traumatic loss and enduring desire to return would be the defining features of his life from that moment on. Continue reading

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Increasing Israeli annexation, repression and impunity

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As the 68th anniversary of Al-Nakba is commemorated, the crimes of Israel’s occupation increase in severity, including further annexation of Palestinian land, harsh repression and violence against the Palestinian people and impunity on the part of Israeli forces committing crimes. Continue reading

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Palestinian Authority presents claims against Israel to International Criminal Court

Graffiti in Ramalla, Palestine. US Aid: We don’t need your aid | David Lisbona/flickr

Graffiti in Ramalla, Palestine. US Aid: We don’t need your aid | David Lisbona/flickr

Settlement enterprise, expropriation of land and settler aggression discussed in Amman meetings with the International Criminal Court. JACK KHOURY | Haaretz.

(March 20) – Senior officials from the Palestinian Authority met with representatives of the International Criminal Court in Amman on Saturday, and presented them with Palestinian claims against Israel concerning cases they have already filed with the court.

The Palestinian delegation consists of lawyers and activists from the committee responsible for the ICC cases on behalf of the PLO and human rights organizations within the PA.
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Israeli settlement expansion and settler terror

Land Day 2016 marked in Burka village, Palestine | Xinhua (Click to enlarge)

Land Day 2016 marked in Burka village, Palestine | Xinhua (Click to enlarge)

The following is a letter sent by Dr. Riyad Mansour, Ambassador, Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the President of the United Nations General Assembly on March 22, 2016 Continue reading

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How impunity defines Israel and victimizes Palestinians

Israeli security forces confront Land Day protest near Nablus, March 30, 2016. (Click to enlarge)

Israeli security forces confront Land Day protest near Nablus, March 30, 2016. (Click to enlarge)

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Abed al-Fattah Yusri al-Sharif was killed. In the style typical of Israeli aggression against unarmed Palestinians, he was first wounded after allegedly attempting to stab an Israel occupation soldier in the occupied city of Hebron. Continue reading

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Anniversary of Land Day: Palestine’s heroic resistance

Palestinians celebrate Land Day in the Gaza Strip.

Palestinians celebrate Land Day in the Gaza Strip.

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Land Day (Yom-el-Ard), the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) sends militant greetings to the heroic Palestinian people who continue their steadfast defence of their right to be and their resistance to the Zionist occupiers.

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Land Day: Palestinians march to oppose theft and plunder of homes and land

Land Day protest in the southern Negev village of Umm el-Hieran, slated for demolition, as Palestinians mark the 40th anniversary of protests of land confiscations | Joint List

Land Day protest in the southern Negev village of Umm el-Hieran, slated for demolition, as Palestinians mark the 40th anniversary of protests of land confiscations | Joint List

(April 1) – Palestinian citizens of Israel marked Land Day on March 30, an annual commemoration of protests that began 40 years ago on March 30, 1976 when Israeli police killed six during a demonstration over land confiscations. As in years past, a general strike was announced for one day, and thousands protested in the north and the south of the country in opposition to a major offensive of land expropriations. The theft and plunder of Palestinian homes and land is accompanied by Israeli state violence including “extra-judicial executions” against all those who protest or resist under the pretext of opposing “terrorists” and “anti-semitism.” Continue reading

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Israel revives 50-year-old land theft plan

Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Yigal Allon (L) meets with US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (C) and Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir before dinner at the prime minister's residence, Jerusalem, Feb. 27, 1974. (photo by Facebook/The Prime Minister of Israel)

Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Yigal Allon (L) meets with US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (C) and Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir before dinner at the prime minister’s residence, Jerusalem, Feb. 27, 1974. (photo by Facebook/The Prime Minister of Israel)

By DAOUAD KUTTAB*

(March 29) – In a March 18 statement, the Land Defense Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) reintroduced to political discussion terminology no longer often heard. In the statement, the PLO accused right-wing Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu of reviving the Allon Plan, so named after the late Labor Party Minister Yigal Allon. Continue reading

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