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For Land Day 2019, Martyred Palestinian Hero Omar Abou Layla (R.A.) Lights Our Way

by Jonathan Azaziah

Land Day, Youm al-‘Ard, has been commemorated annually in Palestine since March 30th, 1976 when the usurping Zionist entity, in full, unfiltered, hateful, anti-Gentile rage, launched a murderous crackdown on Palestinian protesters in Al-Jalil (the Galilee) who were demonstrating against the ‘Israeli’ theft of two ancient Palestinian towns. At least 6 Palestinians were martyred while hundreds of others were wounded and arrested. The pieces of real estate in question were Sakhnin and Arrabat al-Battouf. This was part of the overall Judaization of the Galilee that had been in effect since the Nakba and as DFLP leader Nayaf Hawatmeh reminds us, the explicit goal was create a Jewish majority in the area through the construction of 8 Jewish industrial villages. And while there were strategic reasons for this aggression, with Sakhnin producing tons of olives, figs, oregano and sesame, and Arrabat al-Battouf being known regionwide for its onions, watermelons and cantaloupes, ‘Israel’ had ulterior, “Torah”-and-Talmud-driven motives.

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