Last week, Lajee Center revived the annual Palestinian Land Day with 300 Palestinian and internationals of all ages, through a hike in confiscation threatened areas, to stress on the steadfastness in the Palestinian land and belonging to it.
Every year on 31 March, Palestinians revive the Palestinian land day, in memory of a march that took place on March 30, 1976, against an Israeli decision to expropriate 2,000 hectares of land around the Arab villages of Araba and Sakhnin as a part of a plan to “Judaise the Galilee”.
In the march, six Palestinians were martyred.
The hike was launched from Battir village, southwest of Jerusalem, and is located in area C of the West Bank, which falls under Israeli military and civil administration. The village has been subjected to ongoing confiscation attempts for illegal settlement expansion for the neighboring settlements.
The hike included a competition where the participants answered questions about the history of Palestine.
The participants hiked towards the Al-Makhrour area, about six kilometers from Battir village.