Tagged: Land Day

Palestinians Mark Land Day With Digital Activities News & Analysis
Asharq Al-Awsat

Palestinians Mark Land Day With Digital Activities

Palestinians couldn't commemorate Land Day this week with the usual protests and marches. So they went online and held digital rallies and speak outs on social media.

on March 31, 2020
Commemorating Land Day amid lockdown in Palestine News & Analysis
Yara Hawwari, Aljazeera

Commemorating Land Day amid lockdown in Palestine

Today is Land Day, but the usual marches planned across Palestine are on hold because of the Covid-19 pandemic. But, being on lockdown is nothing new for Palestinians. "Indeed, Palestinians in the West Bank are confined to what amounts to bantustans..."

on March 30, 2020
Virtual call to action for Palestine: COVID-19, Gaza and the Struggle for Justice
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network

Virtual call to action for Palestine: COVID-19, Gaza and the Struggle for Justice

Prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, events were planned across the country to commemorate two years since the Great March of Return first launched. Now, organizers are calling for these events to take place online. Find your city and see how you can plug in.

on March 17, 2020
With the Great Return March, Palestinians Are Demanding a Life of Dignity
Ahmad Abu Rtemah, The Nation

With the Great Return March, Palestinians Are Demanding a Life of Dignity

Over the past eight days, tens of thousands of protesters in Gaza have breathed life into a place that is slowly being depleted of it. We have come together, chanting and singing a lullaby we’ve all longed for—“We will return”—bringing all that we have left to offer in an attempt to reclaim our right to live in freedom and justice.

on April 6, 2018
The Bare Facts About the Gaza Demonstrators Are Correct, but the Rest of the Story Is Missing
Saree Makdisi, Los Angeles Times

The Bare Facts About the Gaza Demonstrators Are Correct, but the Rest of the Story Is Missing

Media coverage of Israel's massacre of Palestinian protesters during the first weekend of multiweek demonstrations in Gaza offered textbook examples of how syntax and word choice shape, and even distort, representations of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Even if the facts are accurately stated, the ways in which sentences are constructed, and the extent to which details are contextualized, can subtly lead readers astray.

on April 6, 2018
After the Gaza Killings, It’s Time to Crack Down on Israel
Diana Buttu, Washington Post

After the Gaza Killings, It’s Time to Crack Down on Israel

Israel’s killing of 18 Palestinian protesters in Gaza last Friday was entirely predictable. It was also entirely avoidable. The victims were taking part in the annual Land Day march commemorating the 1976 killing of six Palestinians who were protesting Israel’s confiscation of thousands of acres of their land.

on April 4, 2018
On Land Day, Israeli Forces Kill 14 Palestinians, Injure Hundreds More in Gaza
Ma'an News Agency

On Land Day, Israeli Forces Kill 14 Palestinians, Injure Hundreds More in Gaza

Israeli forces shot dead 14 Palestinians and injured over a 1,000 more along the Gaza border on Friday, as thousands of Palestinians demonstrated in “The Great March of Return” on the 42nd anniversary of Land Day. The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza confirmed that 14 Palestinians were killed on Friday.

on March 30, 2018
Thousands March on 40th Land Day to Protest Decades of Land Grabs
Ma'an News Agency

Thousands March on 40th Land Day to Protest Decades of Land Grabs

Thousands of Palestinians across Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory marched Wednesday to commemorate the 40th Land Day, protesting decades of Israeli land grabs. "Palestinians are entitled to their land and they will give up not one inch," Hamas official Yehya Mousa said at a rally in Gaza City to remember the Palestinian protests against Israeli land seizures that were violently suppressed on March 30, 1976.

on March 30, 2016
Gaza farmers mark Land Day with steadfastness
Mohammed Omer, Middle East Eye

Gaza farmers mark Land Day with steadfastness

Thousands of people in the Gaza Strip have taken to the streets on Monday to mark Land Day. The anniversary stems from the original protest in 1976, when six Palestinian citizens of northern Israel were killed by Israeli troops as they demonstrated against Israel’s theft of their land. Ever since then, the commemoration has become an important symbolic day of action across Palestine.

on March 30, 2015
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