For 48 years, Land Day has been commemorated on 30 March annually to reaffirm the Palestinian people’s unity as the national people of Mandatory Palestine and the ongoing struggle and resistance in pursuit of liberation, self-determination and return. With colonial states’ ongoing complicity, the Israeli genocide in the Gaza Strip is the culmination of 76 years of forced displacement and transfer, colonization and apartheid designed “to acquire the maximum amount of land with the minimum number of Palestinians” to perpetuate the Ongoing Nakba.

Due to the failure of the international community to fulfill its obligations, the Palestinian people have experienced multiple waves of forced displacement, transfer and land dispossession. During the British Mandate (1922-1947), more than 100,000 Palestinians were displaced, in support of and preparation for Zionist colonization. During the Nakba (1947-1949), Israel was created on 78 percent of Mandatory Palestine, after the ethnic cleansing of over 750,000 Palestinians. This was  made possible by the UN General Assembly Resolution 181 of 1947 which recommended the illegal partition of Mandatory Palestine and granted the colonial Zionist movement 56 percent of the land. In 1967, when Israel occupied the rest of Palestine, another 400,000 to 450,000 Palestinians were displaced, some for the second time.