Palestinian News Item
PA daily op-ed: "Recognition of the Israeli state's 'Jewish identity'… means the destruction and effacement of the foundations of the Palestinian narrative"
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Mar. 30, 2014
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for official PA daily
“Today is the 38th anniversary of Land Day, at a time when the struggle between the [Palestinian] national project and the Zionist colonialist project is intensifying…
The Israeli leadership insists on bending the truth and imposing its false narrative by extracting recognition of the Israeli state’s ‘Jewish identity’ from the Palestinian people and leadership. This means the destruction and effacement of the foundations of the Palestinian narrative.”
Note: Land Day – an annual commemoration of the general strike and demonstrations organized by Israeli Arab residents of the Galilee on March 30, 1976 to protest the Israeli government's decision to expropriate land in the Galilee for security and settlement purposes, which it later implemented. Israeli Arabs and Palestinians consider it a national day.