Israeli Arabs decry state 'regression' as thousands march on Land Day -
The sector traditionally protests every March 30 against the expropriation of their lands by the Israeli government.
Some 1,500 Arabs attend Lod rally, launch Land Day events. Demonstrators protest against demolition of homes, plans to expel Arabs.
By Jack Khoury, Hassan Shaalan
Thousands of people gathered in the Israeli Arab "triangle" in the north on Wednesday to mark the 35th annual Land Day, in which the sector traditionally protests the expropriation of their lands by the government.
Demonstrators marched through the town of Sakhnin waving Palestinian flags and black cloths, culminating their parade at the main square in the village of Arabe.
Despite preparation by the Israel Police for possible unrest, the events went on without any disturbances. Police forces stationed patro
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