The organisers for the global march to Jerusalem have claimed that the day will be a non violent according to one of the organizers Yakin, who stated «The protest will not be violent…We don’t expect the IDF to fire at the protesters just as it didn’t fire at the million Israeli social protesters last summer.»
The march has been organized to commence from two places, Rachels tomb crossing and Qalandya checkpoint, furthermore a large rally will be held in Gaza with no plans to approach the border fence.
Protests will also be held outside Israeli embassies in Europe and all over the Arab states, although there have been no plans currently for Syria due to the unrest and volatile political climate.
This year, there are plans to mark Palestine Land Day on 30th March, with an international eventto demonstrate solidarity with Palestinians and to protect Jerusalem. This will be achieved by organizing a Global March to Jerusalem or to the nearest point to it. The march will demand freedom for Jerusalem and its people and to put an end to the Apartheid, ethnic cleansing and Judaisation policies affecting the people, land and sanctity of Jerusalem.
The objective of the March and its preceding and parallel activities is to highlight the cause of Jerusalem, which is considered the key to peace and war in the region and the world. The march will confirm that the policies and practices of the racist Zionist state of Israel against Jerusalem and its people are a crime not only against Palestinians but against all humanity.
The march will unite the efforts of Palestinians, Arabs, Muslims, Christians, Jews, and all citizens of conscience in the world to put an end to Israel’s disregard for international law through the continuing occupation of Jerusalem and the rest of Palestinian land.
Massive marches will be organized in Palestine, as well as from Asia, Africa and Europe to and in neighboring countries to Palestine (Jordan, Egypt, Syria and Lebanon) and towards Jerusalem or to the nearest point possible according to the circumstances of each country and through coordination between all groups and institutions of civil society taking part in the march, in coordination with the official and national bodies concerned.
Mass protests will also be organized in front of Israeli embassies in the capitals of different countries and in the main public squares in the big cities of the world, including the Arab and Muslim capitals and large cities.
Palestine Land Day is a day celebrated by Palestinians on 30th March each year. The event marks the events of March, 1976, after the Israeli authorities confiscated thousands of dunums of private and public land in majority Palestinian areas, especially in the Galilee. Following these events the Arab masses inside Palestine declared a general strike, confronting the Israeli authorities for the first time since the occupation of Palestine in 1948. The Israeli response was militant and violent, as the Israeli troops, backed up by tanks, entered Palestinian villages and reoccupied them, causing a number of martyrs and many wounded and detainees among the civilians.