Palestinian protester [file] 390.
(photo credit: REUTERS/Ammar Awad )
The Jerusalem Post is providing live coverage including tweets, pictures and video clips as worldwide demonstrations take place to mark the 36th anniversary of Land Day, when Israeli Arabs and Palestinians hold a general strike and protest Israeli government policies they say infringe on their land rights.
Oren Kessler contributed to this report.
Land Day demonstrations have historically seen Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and elsewhere rallying in solidarity. This year's Land Day coincides with the Global March to Jerusalem, a planned multi-pronged rush on Israel's frontiers with Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan as well as marches in the Palestinian Authority, Gaza and east Jerusalem. Worldwide demonstrations are also planned in a range of countries from the US to Greece.