Factions unite on Land Day
Published Sunday 30/03/2014 (updated) 01/04/2014 18:08
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) – Hundreds of Palestinians joined on Sunday a rally in the northern Gaza Strip to mark the 38th anniversary of Land Day.
Representatives of all factions including rival parties Hamas and Fatah joined the rally in scene that embodied unity of Palestinian land despite factional disputes.
Photos of President Mahmoud Abbas were raised during the rally as well as slogans showing the importance of land to the Palestinian people.
“The land isn’t for sale,” a poster read.
Fatah leader in Gaza Abu Judah al-Nahhal said in a short speech during that “Land Day in Palestine reiterates unity of the question of Palestine and consensus over all Palestinian invariables.”
He added that “those who see this scene can see that Gaza doesn’t suffer from any disagreement.”
Similarly, a senior leader of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine highlighted that Palestinian generations would continue to mark Land Day.
Talal Abu Tharifah added that Land Day was an expression of Palestinian opposition to confiscation of their land despite the “occupation’s might and tyranny.”
The Hamas movement reiterated that achieving Palestinian unity and creating a real national partnership are the movement’s top priorities.
A representative of Hamas in the rally said that armed resistance “is the only means to restore the land.”
He added that “Counting on negotiations which proved to be a failure and which have been taken advantage of by the Israeli occupation … is pointless and can’t achieve the minimum of our people’s expectations.”