Tagged: Land Day

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
Thousands commemorate Land Day in Gaza, West Bank
Ma'an News Agency

Thousands commemorate Land Day in Gaza, West Bank

Thousands of Palestinians across the West Bank and Gaza took part in marches on Monday to mark the 39th anniversary of Land Day, commemorating Palestinian protests against Israeli land seizures that were violently suppressed on Mar. 30, 1976. Marches in Gaza were called for by coalition group the National and Islamic Forces, which called for political unity to end the suffering of Palestinians across the occupied territories as well as an end to the Israeli-administered blockade of the Gaza Strip.

on March 30, 2015
Israeli forces open fire on protest at Gaza border
Ma'an News Agency

Israeli forces open fire on protest at Gaza border

Israeli forces opened fire on dozens of protesters marching on the eastern border of the Gaza Strip near Khan Younis on Sunday. Witnesses said that Israeli forces opened fired on the protesters as they neared the border, adding that no injuries were reported. The protest was called in opposition to the Israeli-administered blockade of the coastal strip as well as to delays in reconstruction.

on March 30, 2015
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