RNA - The Iranian foreign ministry's statement was issued on the occasion of the Palestinian Land Day, an annual event to mark the killing of six Palestinians by Israeli forces during mass protests against Israel’s seizure of their land in 1976.
In late March 1976, Israeli troops killed six Palestinians, wounded 100 others and detained hundreds more who had held peaceful demonstrations against Israel’s confiscation of 5,189 acres of their land. Palestinians, both at home and overseas, have been marking the event known as the Land Day with rallies and remembrance ever since.
"In the culture and history of the Palestinian people's campaign, March 30 marks Land Day of Palestine which is reminiscent of Palestinians' protest and resistance to the Zionist occupiers," part of the statement reads.
According to Fars News Agency, it said that after the occupation of the Palestinian territories, the Israeli occupiers seized and confiscated the lands of the original inhabitants of Palestine and accommodated immigrant Zionists to their place.
Slamming the "crimes against humanity" Israel commits against Palestinians and US fanatic and illegal plan of 'Deal of Century', the statement said that lasting peace will be established in the region only in the wake of resistance until full removal of occupation on Palestine, repatriation of all refugees, determining future ruling system of the land based on referendum involving all its original inhabitants and eventually establishment of an integrated government with the Holy Qods as its capital.
Referring to spread of coronavirus in Palestine, the statement stressed the need for urgent release of Palestinians prisoners, end of Gaza Siege and dispatch of humanitarian and hygienic aid to Palestine.
It urged all international organizations and forums to fulfill their humanitarian obligations to the Palestinian people and prevent continuation of the systematic ethnic cleansing by the Zionist regime enforcing apartheid rule in the occupied lands.
The Land Day is considered a turning point in the Palestinian people's fight and resistance to the occupying regime, and it is an integral part of the oppressed Palestinians' political life which has been formed due to protest to hostility, racial discrimination, destruction of villages and forced displacement of the Palestinians.