Dr. Frank Romano, University of Paris, writes:
FREEDOM MARCH, “LAND DAY”, PALESTINE – 2017
You are invited to participate in the Freedom March on Thursday, March 30, 2017. It is to commemorate the “Land Day”, 2017. The group will meet at 12:30 pm ——— – At the Qalandia Mosque, in the West Bank, in Palestine, then walk towards the Qalandia checkpoint.
This is the Palestinian land, they will not leave, they will remain attached to this sacred land of Palestine. We will continue our resistance to the occupation! We will continue Palestinian existence until freedom and independence, until the end of the Israeli occupation, until the establishment of a just and lasting peace …
It is the message of a whole existing and resilient Palestinian people, a message addressed to the entire world, and in particular to the Israeli occupation forces every year on March 30th, Land Day and Palestinian resistance. The Palestinian people commemorate this day wherever they exist. It is the day of attachment to its roots and its history, a history deeply marked by resistance and confrontation with the occupier who continues to steal his fields and trees, his resources, his houses and his Earth.
The unconditional support of the current US government of the Israeli government, the strengthening and extending of the Israeli settlements, the continuing cruel persecution of the Palestinians and the current US policy to promote the transfer of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and exclude immigrants from certain Muslim countries — is enough for us.
My friends, it’s no longer possible to say, “Ah, it’s the other side of the world, what does this place have to do with me, my family, my world …”.
We will continue to give our blood for the land of Palestine. Here, our land, here, our roots, Here, our history, here our life, our future, And here, our Palestine!
So let’s head to the streets and make our voices heard. So, I invite you to JOIN ME.
Dr. Frank Romano
Professor, University of Paris