Palestinian Land Day Commemoration
March 30, 2015 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
March 30 is an annual day of commemoration for Palestinians all over the world. It is known as Land Day. On this date in 1976 the Israeli government announced a plan to expropriate thousands of dunams of land for “security and settlement purposes.” In response, Palestinians organized a general strike and marches throughout their land. Six Palestinians were killed, about one hundred wounded, and hundreds arrested in confrontations with the Israeli army and police. Land Day is recognized as a pivotal event in the struggle over land and the relationship Palestinians to the State of Israel. To commemorate this day and continue our work of understanding the conflict between these two peoples, CNY Working for a Just Peace in Palestine and Israel will offer an opportunity to participate in a discussion with Americans Who Tell the Truth artist, Robert Shetterly, members of the CNY Working… group, and guest speakers who are Palestinians visiting in Syracuse as part of the Leaders for Democracy Fellowship program.
Free to the Public
Sponsored by CNY Working for a Just Peace in Palestine and Israel, a project of the Syracuse Peace Council