Palestinian Land Day
March 30th is celebrated since 1976 as Palestinian Land Day. On that day Israeli security forces shot dead six people participating in protests against the Jewish settlements and expropriation of Arab-owned land in northern Israel. Most of the demonstrations took place in the Galilee. About a hundred people were wounded and much more were arrested during the protests. Since 1976 Palestinians around the world commemorate that event on March 30th.
March 30th has become a major commemorative date in the Palestinian political calendar. On that day people plant trees in solidarity with everyone that lost their lives because of the Israeli policies in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Land Day is an opportunity for Palestinians around the world to show their resilience and to mark a past event. During the celebrations, Palestinians also demand from other countries to support them in the fight against the Israeli settlement policy.
Last year the Palestinian authorities asked people to stay at home or in their villages, to avoid spreading COVID-19.