Nablus (In Palestine Today)- Israeli occupation forces today quelled a peaceful rally marking the 45th anniversary of Land Day in Sebastia village in Nablus north of the occupied West Bank.
The occupation forces fired tear gas canisters and stun grenades towards the participants commemorating Land Day, causing many to suffocate due to excessive tear gas inhalation.
The participants in the rally in Sebastia were commemorating Land Day because of Israel’s ongoing violations against the village and its indigenous, as Israeli occupation authorities are planning to open a police center in the archeological building in Sebastia, as a prelude to take over the land.
Palestinians today mark the 45th anniversary of the Land Day, by organizing rallies and marches in several Arab towns, mainly in the towns where Israeli occupation forces killed six Palestinians and injured hundreds on March 30, 1976.
Palestinians were protesting that day against Israel’s expropriation of thousands of donums of their lands. Since then, this day has been known as Land Day.
On this day, Palestinians emphasise their resistance to Israeli occupation and steadfastness. They remind the world that Israel’s colonisation of their land has been continuous since the establishment of the so-called ‘Israel’.