PASSIA Wall Calendar 2016 - Our Land

The wall calendar for the year 2016 depicted beautiful artworks by various Palestinian artists focusing on the theme of Our Land, in commemoration of 40 Years Land Day: every year on 30 March, Palestinians observe Land Day, an annual protest against Israeli land confiscation in commemoration of the events of that date in 1976. That day, thousands of Palestinians inside Israel announced a national strike and marched in their towns and villages to collectively protest Israel’s expropriation of vast tracts of land around the Arab villages of Sakhnin and Arraba, which was part of its openly declared policy to “Judaize” the Galilee. They were confronted by Israeli forces trying to quell the protests and violence ensued, leaving behind six Palestinians killed, dozens wounded and hundreds arrested.

Jan. 1, 2016