On the occasion of the 47th anniversary of “Land Day,” which has become a symbol of Palestinian resistance, activities are held in the Gaza Strip and the occupied Palestinian territories.
On “March 30, Land Day”, which symbolizes the struggle, territorial integrity, independence and freedom of the Palestinian people, the Zionist occupation is being protested in different parts of the world, especially in the Palestinian territories.
On March 30, 1976, Israeli forces seized thousands of acres of land belonging to Palestinians living in the Galilee region of northern Palestine. Thereupon, the Palestinian people started a resistance to protest this usurpation and went on a general strike. Israeli police opened fire on Palestinians participating in the demonstrations, killing 6 people and wounding hundreds. This event has become a symbol of resistance against Israeli seizure of Palestinian land. Since then, March 30 has been known as “Palestinian Land Day”.
March 30 is an important day in terms of showing that the Palestinian lands are under occupation and expressing the existence, unity, territorial integrity, independence and freedom of the Palestinian people against the Zionist occupation. With this tradition that has been going on for 47 years, Palestinians say that they will not give up their homeland, that they will continue their struggle to return to their homeland, and that they will not recognize the Zionist occupation.