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PA TV delegitimizes Israel by calling it "the Palestinian Interior"

Official PA TV marked Palestinian Land Day.


Official PA TV newsreader: “The eternal Land Day is a day Palestinians annually commemorate on March 30.

It took place in March 1976, after the Israeli occupation forces expropriated thousands of dunams of private lands or collectively owned lands in areas with a Palestinian majority, especially in the Galilee. As a result of this plan, the Arab public in the Palestinian Interior (i.e., Israel) decided to proclaim a general strike, through which – for the first time since the occupation of Palestine in 1948 – it challenged the Israeli authorities.”



Land Day – 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 building purposes, which it later implemented. During the protests, demonstrators burnt tires, blocked roads, and threw rocks and firebombs. Six demonstrators were shot and killed by the Israeli army and police. Israeli Arabs and Palestinians consider Land Day a national day.