Thousands of Palestinians mark Land Day


JERUSALEM – Thousands of Palestinian demonstrators clashed with Israeli troops at a West Bank checkpoint on Friday as hundreds more gathered by Jerusalem’s Old City to mark Land Day. Rallies were also held by refugee communities in neighbouring Jordan and Lebanon to mark the annual event that commemorates the deaths of six Arab Israeli protesters at the hands of Israeli forces during mass demonstrations in 1976 against plans to confiscate Arab land in Galilee. Tensions were high at the Qalandia checkpoint, just north of Jerusalem, as a handful of masked Palestinian youths hurled rocks and set tyres alight, with Israeli troops firing a…

Next Post

DirecTV Gives Upbeat Outlook For Latin American Unit – Investor’s Business Daily

Space News DirecTV Gives Upbeat Outlook For Latin American UnitInvestor’s Business DailyBy REINHARDT KRAUSE, INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY Posted 11:29 AM ET Satellite broadcaster DirecTV Group's rosy near- and long-term outlook for its Latin America business is getting good reviews from analysts, but that didn't light a fire under the stock.DirecTV […]