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Land Day

Thousands commemorate Palestinian ‘Land Day’

DEIR HANNA: Thousands of Arab Israelis and Palestinians gathered Thursday for annual demonstrations marking Land Day, which commemorates 1976 protests in which six people were killed by Israel. A few thousand protesters raised the Palestinian flag and chanted slogans at a protest in Deir Hanna in northern Israel. Smaller protests occurred in Gaza and parts of the occupied West Bank, with clashes near Nablus. The 1976 protest against Israeli plans to seize large sections of land in northern Israel was met with a…