WFTU Statement on Palestinians Land Day

The World Federation of Trade Unions, representing 105 million workers in 132 countries around the globe, commemorates the Palestinians Land Day and the heroic resistance of the People of Palestine on March 30th 1976 against the Israeli expropriation of Palestinian land.

On the 45th anniversary of the Land Day, the Israeli occupation, murders, imprisonments and stealing of Palestinian land with illegal settlements, continues with new Israeli annexation plans in the occupied West Bank. At the same time, Palestinian houses are being demolished and families are being displaced, while more than 4.500 Palestinian political prisoners, among whom 150 children, women, ill and disabled persons are imprisoned in Israeli jails.

We once more strongly denounce the imperialist aggression against the Palestinian people and the criminal policies of Israel and its allies. We reiterate our internationalist solidarity with the People of Palestine for the establishment of their independent Palestinian state on 1967 border with East Jerusalem as its Capital and the return of Palestinian refugees to their homeland. We demand the end of settlements and the release of all Palestinian political prisoners, especially children.

The worlds’ trade union militant movement will continue and strengthen our solidarity with our Palestinian brothers and sisters until their final victory.