dimanche 30 mars 2014

Commemoration of Land Day / Commémoration de la Journée de la Terre


Every year since 1976, on March 30, Palestinians around the world have commemorated Land Day. Though it may sound like an environmental celebration, Land Day marks a bloody day when Zionist security forces gunned down six Palestinians, as they protested Israeli expropriation of Arab-owned land in the country’s north to build Jewish-only settlements.

In response to Israel’s announcement of a plan... to expropriate thousands of acres of Palestinian land for “security and settlement purposes,” a general strike and marches were organized in Palestinian towns from the Galilee to the Negev. The night before, in a last-ditch attempt to block the planned protests, the Israeli government imposed a curfew on the Palestinian villages of Sakhnin, Arraba, Deir Hanna, Tur’an, Tamra and Kabul, in the Western Galilee. The curfew failed; citizens took to the streets. Palestinian communities in the West Bank and Gaza, as well as those in the refugee communities across the Middle East, joined in solidarity demonstrations. In the ensuing confrontations with the Israeli army and police, six Palestinian citizens of Israel were killed, about 100 wounded, and hundreds arrested.

The month following the killings, an internal government paper, written by senior Interior Ministry official Yisrael Koenig, was leaked to the press. The document, which became known as the Koenig Memorandum, offered recommendations intended to “ensure the [country’s] long-term Jewish national interests.” These included “the possibility of diluting existing Arab population concentrations.”

The names of the six victims of Land Day are written on the front of a monument in the cemetery of Sakhnin, accompanied by the words: “They sacrificed themselves for us to live ... thus, they are alive − The martyrs of the day of defending the land, 30 March 1976.”

Anan


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Israel has failed to learn lessons of first Land Day
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A Palestinian youth is arrested by Israeli border police during a demonstration marking Land Day around the old city in East Jerusalem on March 29, 2014. Land Day is held every year to mark the deaths of six Palestinians protesters at the hands of Israeli police and troops during mass demonstrations in 1976 against plans to confiscate Arab land in Galilee.

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38 years later, Israel gives Palestinians new reasons to mark Land Day

House demolition in Anata, Northern Jerusalem, April 14, 2008 (Photo: Meged Gozani/Activestills.org)
House demolition in Anata, Northern Jerusalem, April 14, 2008 (Photo: Meged Gozani/Activestills.org)

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Israeli Forces 'Target Journalist' in Land Day Protest near Jerusalem

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They deserve to be back in their own home and their own land.



Poster by Khaled Fanni published in 2013  


















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Poster by waleed Idrees published in 2012, "Palestine will remain larger than your walls"


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Poster -The entire national soil by Hafez Omar published in 2012 














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Poster by Mohannad Abu Ghoush published in 2010 "No to humiliating agreements and yes to popular struggle"

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Poster by Fateh published in 1985, "The land belongs to those who liberate it"


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Poster- by Abed Abed AlHameed published in 1985  












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Poster- by Mwafaq Matar published in 1984


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Poster by Marc Rudin in 1983 (7 years for the anniversary of )


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Poster by PLO unified information unit published in 1980 "generation of land day"

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Poster- by Khaled Hijazi published in 1980   













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Poster- The day of Palestinian lands published by Fateh in 1976

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