Every year ahead of Land Day, the Israel Police ramped up its surveillance of Palestinian society in Israel. Ahead of Land Day 1979, the Israel Police Head of Special Functions ordered: “The issue should be considered a top priority, and instructions should be issued to gather information on all activity in the Arab sector.”

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Letter from Israel Police Special Functions Branch Head,
February 4, 1979

Police Aamkim District report on a rally in Nazareth,
February 18, 1979

National Headquarters Order ahead of Land Day,
March 17, 1979