More than 40 years have passed since the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people was instituted by the UN in 1977.

The day, marked every year by Palestinians and internationally, falls on the same day of Nov. 29 that the UN General Assembly adopted in 1947 Resolution 181, the UN Partition Plan for Palestine.

Ever since, after 72 years, the dream of an independent Palestinian state has not seen the light of day amid symbolic international solidarity that has failed to give the Palestinian people their rights, while Israel occupies most of the land of historical Palestine.

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