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Arab Israelis, Palestinians rally to mark Land Day

Palestinians and Arab Israelis were on Sunday commemorating Land Day with rallies remembering six of their number who were shot dead during a 1976 demonstration against land seizure.

In the northern Israeli town of Arraba, more than a thousand people turned out for the main demonstration, many waving Palestinian flags, an AFP correspondent said.

A smaller gathering was also taking place in an unrecognised Bedouin village called Sawawil in the southern Negev desert.

The annual Land Day demonstrations are held to remember six Arab Israeli protesters who were shot dead by Israeli police and troops during mass demonstrations in 1976 against plans to confiscate Arab land in Galilee.

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