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Land Day: What occurred in Palestine in 1976? | Israel Struggle on Gaza Information

Land Day: What occurred in Palestine in 1976? | Israel Struggle on Gaza Information


Yearly on March 30, Palestinians maintain protests and vigils and plant olive bushes to reaffirm their connection to the land.

Yearly on March 30, Palestinians observe Land Day, or Yom al-Ard, recalling the occasions of March 30, 1976, when six unarmed Palestinians have been killed and greater than 100 injured by Israeli forces throughout protests in opposition to Israel’s confiscation of Palestinian land.

How a lot land did Israel confiscate?

Israel ordered the confiscation of two,000 hectares (4,942 acres) of land belonging to Palestinian residents of Israel within the Galilee. These plans have been a part of Israeli state coverage to Judaise Galilee following the creation of the state of Israel.

The confiscated land is roughly the scale of three,000 soccer pitches or the world from the tip of Manhattan to Central Park in New York, US.

What do Palestinians do on Land Day?

Palestinians, each inside Israel and throughout the occupied territory, mark today by holding protests and vigils and planting olive bushes to reaffirm their connection to the land. The protests are sometimes met with brutal use of power by Israel.

A woman raising the Palestine flag
Um Ahmad al-Banna was wounded within the protests of March of Return and joined Land Day commemorations in Gaza in 2022 [Abdelhakim Abu Riash/Al Jazeera]

Is Israel nonetheless seizing land?

Sure, Israel has continued to grab giant swaths of Palestinian land, designating them as navy zones, state land and different labels.

Most not too long ago, on March 22, 2024, Israel’s Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich declared Israel was seizing 800 hectares (1,977 acres) within the occupied West Financial institution, in a transfer that may facilitate constructing extra unlawful settlements.

“Whereas there are these in Israel and on the earth who search to undermine our proper to Judea and Samaria and the nation on the whole, we promote settlement by arduous work and in a strategic method all around the nation,” Smotrich stated, utilizing Biblical names for the world which might be generally heard in Israel.

Settlements – unlawful below worldwide regulation – are Jewish-only communities constructed on Palestinian land within the occupied West Financial institution and East Jerusalem.

On March 6, Israel’s settlement-planning authority introduced it had authorized the development of some 3,500 new housing models in Maale Adumim, Kedar and Efrat inside the occupied West Financial institution.

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From November 1, 2022 to October 31, 2023, Israel has authorized at the least 24,000 unlawful housing models to be constructed on Palestinian land.

Earlier this month, the United Nations’ Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk stated settlements had expanded by a document quantity and risked eliminating any chance of a Palestinian state.

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Written by bourbiza mohamed

Bourbiza Mohamed is a freelance journalist and political science analyst holding a Master's degree in Political Science. Armed with a sharp pen and a discerning eye, Bourbiza Mohamed contributes to various renowned sites, delivering incisive insights on current political and social issues. His experience translates into thought-provoking articles that spur dialogue and reflection.

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