Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) opened fire Thursday, March 30, 2023, and injured a number of Palestinian citizens, who were marching there in Commemoration of Palestine Land Day.
Local sources reported that IOF injured three Palestinian citizens with live bullets, while two others were injured with tear gas canisters, and hundreds suffocated with gas inhalation while marching to commemorate Land Day, east of the Gaza Strip.
On 30 March 1976, Israeli occupation forces killed six Palestinian citizens as they were protesting Israel’s expropriation of 21 thousand of dunums of Palestinian land in Galilee. Since then, March 30 has been known as Land Day.
It has become a major commemorative date in the Palestinian political calendar and an important event in the Palestinian collective narrative – one that emphasizes Palestinian resistance to Israeli colonization.