Land Day: Articles From the Archives

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Land Day: Articles From the Archives

On March 30th, 1976, Palestinian citizens of Israel protested against a renewed effort by the state of Israel to expropriate land from the nation’s marginalized population. Israeli police charged the demonstrators and killed six of them. Every year on March 30th, Palestinians within Israel commemorate Land Day in recognition of their past and present struggle to maintain their ancestral lands in the face of settler-colonization.

On the 40th year of Land Day, the Institute for Palestine Studies has made available a series of articles from our archives that document the resilience of a community that after 1948 found itself a minority in its own homeland. The Palestinian community in Israel lived under military rule from 1948 to 1966, had most of its land holdings confiscated (today, 3% of Israeli land is owned by Palestinians, who constitute more than 20% of the population), continues to face legal, budgetary and social discrimination – and, yet, remains an ever more vibrant community, proclaiming its identity and demanding  equality.


Revolt in Galilee

Author: Compiled by Editorial Staff

Journal of Palestine Studies, Vol. 5, No 3-4 (Spring-Summer, 1976), pp. 192-200


Struggle for the Land

Author: Compiled by Editorial Staff 

Journal of Palestine Studies, Vol. 5, No 3-4 (Spring-Summer, 1976), pp. 229-36  


Israel’s Zionist Left and “The Day of the Land”

Author: Khalil Nakhleh

Journal of Palestine Studies, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Winter, 1978), pp. 88-100


The “Internally Displaced”: Seeking Return within One’s Own Land

Author: Wakim Wakim

Journal of Palestine, Vol. 31, No. 1 (Autumn 2001), pp. 32-38


Photo Credit: The Palestine Poster Project Archives.