Land Day: Palestinians mark the 45th anniversary

UPROOTED PALESTINIANS: SALAM ALQUDS ALAYKUM

Palestinian farmers say they face constant threats while working on family lands due to Israel’s annexation policies

Gaza farmer working on land MEE
Iyad Abughleiba, a Palestinian farmer, finds it increasingly difficult to work on his land in the Gaza Strip due to Israel’s annexation policies. (MEE/Sanad Latifa)

ByMaha HussainiinGaza Strip

Published date:30 March 2021 12:22 UTC

On 30 March1976, six Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces as hundreds of Arab citizens in the occupied territory took to the streets to protest Israel’s expropriation and occupation of Palestinian lands.

The event became known as theLand Dayand a symbol of national struggle thatunites Palestinians around the world.

Forty-five years later, Palestinians say that not much has changed, as Israel continues its policy of annexation.

Middle East Eye met with Palestinian farmers and land owners in the Gaza Strip, who have been unable to access hundreds of dunums of landbelonging to their families due…

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