‘We Will Never Give Up’: Gaza Mayor Leads Land Day Commemoration (PHOTOS)
By the Palestine Chronicle Staff
Commemorative Land Day events continued throughout Palestine.
On Thursday, March 30, the Gaza Municipality and the Ministry of Local Government held a public event under the banner “Our land is our identity”.
The organizers told the Palestine Chronicle that the event was meant to reaffirm the rights of the Palestinian people, especially the Right of Return for Palestinian Refugees.
“We stand united and determined despite all the challenges facing our people, to assert our right to this country,” said Gaza Mayor Nizar Hijazi, adding that the Palestinian people will never give up their rights.
Hijazi also called on all Palestinians to strengthen national unity and stand together against Israeli occupation.
During the event, the participants planted seedlings and painted the benches located on the shore with the names of destroyed Palestinian villages and occupied cities,
On March 30 every year, Palestinians everywhere celebrate Land Day. It commemorates the killing of six unarmed Palestinians during protests against Israel’s military plan to expropriate thousands of dunums of Palestinian land in 1976.
(All Photos: Mahmoud Ajjour, The Palestine Chronicle)