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Palestinians demonstrate in Gaza on Land Day anniversary

Ola Al-Asi
Press TV, Gaza

A massive march has been held along the fence separating the Gaza Strip from the occupied territories to commemorate the 47th anniversary of the Land Day.

People from all walks of life took to the streets of the besieged Gaza Strip to stress their right to return to their land.

Land Day marks the events of March 30, 1976 when six Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces during peaceful protests against the Tel Aviv regime’s decision to seize tracts of Palestinian-owned land.

Palestinians call on the international community and Arab countries to support the Palestinian people in their quest for liberation.

The National and Islamic action factions emphasized the unity of the Palestinian people. They also reaffirmed the Palestinians’ right to resist, stressing that resistance is the sole way to restore the stolen Palestinian land.

The Thursday peaceful demonstration turned violent when Israeli forces shoot and injured a Palestinian with live ammunition. Two others were injured when they were hit by tear gas canisters used by the regime’s troops to disperse the protesters.

This reminds us of what happened in the “Great March of Return” rallies which began in 2018 and lasted for 86 weeks.

Uring the protests, more than 300 Palestinians were killed by the Israeli troops, and thousands more sustained injuries, including so serious wounds that led to the loss of limbs.

Women, children, medical staff, handicapped people, and journalists were among the victims. Yet, Palestinians have shown incredible strength, courage and steadfastness.

The Israeli regime seizes the Palestinian-owned land and demolishes Palestinians’ homes in the occupied West Bank and al-Quds in order to construct new illegal settlements.

These annual demonstrations serve as an act of collective resistance to the Israeli occupation where Palestinian protesters decry the Tel Aviv regime’s crimes against the Palestinians and its land grab policy, and reiterate their right of return to their own land.

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