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PLO and Fatah claim that all of Israel is “Palestine” and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will only end with "Palestine's liberation”

Headline: “For Land Day: The [Palestinian] National Council calls to strengthen our people’s unity and oppose the plans of settlement and Judaization”




The [Palestinian] National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) said that marking Land Day (see note below -Ed.) every year is confirmation that the land is the main issue in our struggle with the occupation, and an expression of our people’s adherence to the land of its ancestors and to its resistance to the policy and measures of the settlement colonialism, which is targeting its national and historical presence in its land.


In a statement issued on the 45th anniversary of this national day, which takes places today, Tuesday, March 30, [2021,] the council called on our people wherever they are to defend their land, strengthen their national unity, and increase their resistance to the occupation, the settlement enterprise, and Judaization in all forms.


It said: ‘Land Day – which comes following the mass uprising on March 30, 1976, as a response to the policy of taking control of the land and the attempt to Judaize the Palestinian Galilee (i.e., an area in northern Israel) – illustrated the loftiest meanings of struggle and self-sacrifice of our people, who have the original right [to the land], against the Zionist settlement colonialism.’ …


The council concluded its statement by emphasizing that our people, wherever they are, are continuing to defend their land, and it saluted with honor and admiration the souls of the pure-hearted Martyrs and the heroic prisoners who are standing firm in the occupation’s prisons and detention camps. It also saluted the heroes of the popular resistance (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror), who are fighting the occupation’s settlement measures and the settlers’ terror with uncompromising determination.


The Fatah Movement emphasized that the land is the foundation of the conflict, and that our people will continue to stand firm on its historical homeland, Palestine, and will make all the sacrifices for the sake of its liberation from the Israeli occupation.


In a statement by the [Fatah] Commission of Information and Culture for the 45th anniversary of Land Day, Fatah said yesterday [March 29, 2021] that our people’s struggle has continued with this strong willpower for more than 100 years, and that it will not stop until it achieves its freedom as a sovereign on its land.


Fatah sent its blessings and expressed its appreciation for the masses of our people in the Galilee, the Triangle (i.e., a concentration of Israeli-Arab towns and villages in northern Israel), and the Negev (i.e., an area in southern Israel)…

It noted that this precious part of our people is that which has preserved the national identity of the land and the people, and that which has become a bone in the throat of the [Zionist] project, which spread the false statement ‘A land without a people for a people without a land.’ …


Fatah obligated itself before the masses of our people to continue on the path that the Land Day Martyrs and all our people’s Martyrs have outlined with their blood and their sacrifice, and which our prisoners have charted with their resolve. It emphasized that the national struggle will not stop until achieving the goal: liberation, [the Palestinian refugees’] return, and the establishment of the independent Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem.”





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