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Palestinian Land Day Protests Held Across Globe

HeadlineApr 01, 2024

Palestinians marked Land Day across the Occupied Territories and across the globe on Saturday. The day commemorates the 1976 deaths of six Palestinians protesting the seizure of their property by Israel. Hundreds of Palestinians rallied in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. This is Majida al-Masri, minister of social affairs of the Palestinian National Authority.

Majida al-Masri: “The Palestinian people are united in their struggle for the land, which started on Land Day in the Galilee and in the Naqab but has now spread all over the country. All our people and the free people of the world are all united in this struggle in support of our people in Gaza and the resistance in Gaza, which is for the protection of the land and the return of the rights of self-determination of the Palestinian people.”

Solidarity protests were held across the globe over the weekend, including in London, where as many as 200,000 took to the streets. Here in New York City, organizers say 30,000 people came out for a massive Land Day protest.

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