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Picture of the DayQalandiya, West Bank. A Palestinian protester amidst Land Day demonstrations.

News: Israeli police and Palestinian protesters clashed during Land Day protests. One Palestinian was killed in Beit Hanoun, Gaza: 21-year-old Mahmud Zakut. 

Check out: The very first Land Day poster, from 1976. [Via the Guardian]

Photo Credit:  Mohamad Torokman/Reuters. Via.

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Imagine waiting at a checkpoint for hours every day, just to go to work or school.
The violation of human rights under occupation may be more visible in cases such as settler violence, killing, or house demolition, it includes routine, mundane hampering of Palestinians’ right to run their daily lives.
Qalandiya Checkpoint is a prominent example of this routine.!!
"Eyes Wide Open":

West Bank, occupied Palestine: The Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees (UPWC) has called for a march on Saturday, March 8, International Women’s Day, beginning in Qalandiya refugee camp, and marching toward the apartheid barrier wall.

Via Richard Reilly

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Israeli troops advance into the Qalandiya refugee camp on the outskirts of Ramallah during clashes with Palestinians prior to Mahmoud Abbas’ United Nations speech demanding an independent Palestinian state.

Israeli soldiers gather at the checkpoint area. — Palestinian youths clashed with Israeli soldiers at Qalandiya checkpoint on the same day that rallies were organised in support of the Palestinian bid for statehood recognition at the United Nations. Palestinian Territory. 21st September 2011

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