Why Gazans continue to protest-live from the 79th week of the Great March of Return

“A lot of people ask me, why do people still come here (to protest), even there were a lot of losses, a lot of victims?”

Gazan activist Ahmed Abu Artema, from the Great March of Return, speaks live from the 79th week of protests in Gaza on why Gazans continue to protest at the Israeli barrier fence every Friday, in spite of the fact that non violent protestors are shot at, wounded or killed by Israeli forces every week.


Palestinians and Israelis call to Boycott Eurovision from the Gaza Apartheid Fence

Al Orjwan Shurrab, an activist from “We are not numbers” in Gaza, spoke by phone to Israeli solidarity activists on the other side of the fence about “Gaza Vision”: “The whole world needs to know that Israel is whitewashing its crimes against humanity and its crimes in Gaza and in the occupied territory. We ask all our supporters to boycott the Eurovision and instead to focus on the great singers of Gaza.”

Israeli Anti Zionist activist Naama Farjoun agreed: “It is very clear that as long as the Palestinian people are living under occupation, under siege, are being killed, are not being given their most basic human rights no such celebrations should be taking place in Israel.”

Israeli Anti Zionist activists joined the Great March of Return at the fence that besieges the Gaza strip on the 3rd of May despite the occupation forces’ attempts to prevent them. The activists arrived at a hill east of the fence besieging the Gaza strip. From the top of hill they could see the Gazan protesters in the Malaka return camp on the other side of the fence and the protesters imprisoned inside Gaza could see the Palestinian flags being raised on their ancestral lands beyond the fence. The Israeli military detained Twenty of the Israeli demonstrators and Israeli police arrested two of them. “This is Apartheid,” said one the activists after her release. “On the Israeli side protesters are arrested and released after a few hours while on the Palestinian side protesters are murdered maimed and besieged in a ghetto. We are free to go but unfortunately the people in Gaza are not.”

Israeli snipers murdered two Palestinians in the protests on Friday the 3rd: Raed Abu Tir, 19, from Khan Younis, and Ramzi Abdo, 31, from Bureij. Raed was walking with the help of crutches when he was shot. The occupation forces injured 116 others, among them 39 children, four women, four medics, and a journalist; 35 were hit by live bullets and two were said to be in critical condition. After the demonstration the occupation forces began a terror campaign of aerial bombings of the besieged strip from the air and killed 25 Palestinians, including two pregnant women and two toddlers, and wounded 154 others since Friday, and caused extensive destruction.
(source Waffa News)

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Solidarity with the Great March of Return in Tel Aviv

Around 300 protesters demonstrated in front of Hakirya military base and Ministry of Defense in Tel Aviv, in solidarity with the Great March of Return in Gaza. The protesters called on The occupation forces to stop shooting demonstrators, stop the bombing and end the siege. They also demanded an end to the occupation in all its forms, and the immediate return of the Palestinian refugees.

Naama Farjoun An Anti Zionist Israeli activist stated:
“One year ago today, March 30th, Palestinians in Gaza stood up against the fence surrounding them demanding freedom and calling out load and clear: We shall return. We stand with them.”

According to Maan news the Palestinian Ministry of Health announced that four protesters were killed by Israeli gunfire, and 316 were injured, including 86 children, 29 women, 3 medics, and 6 journalists.

The martyrs were identified as Mohammed Saad, 20, Adham Amara, Tamer Abu al-Kheir, and Belal al-Najjar. The three are aged 17.

March 7: Faces of Gazan Children Killed by Israeli soldiers appear in Tel Aviv

Originally posted here.

Following a call to action by Gazan activist groups, including the steering committee of the Great March, to carry the names and images of the slain protesters into the streets of our cities and demand that action be taken to stop Israel’s illegal use of lethal force against protesters, Jews for Return hung pictures of six of the children who were shot dead by Israeli soldiers while participating in the return demonstrations that began on the 30th of March 2018 on the streets of Tel Aviv.

Israeli security forces killed 266 participants in the Great March of Return since Refugees for Gaza began protesting last march. This staggering number includes 42 children. Israeli forces killed seven children who participated in the protests since the beginning of 2018.

Santiago Canton, the Chairman of the international investigation that was launched by the United Nations determined last week that there are: “established facts that indicate that the Israeli security forces, committed serious violations of human rights and International Humanitarian Law.”

Sarah Hussein, a member of the special committee, declared that, “the shooting was deliberately aimed at children, people with disabilities, and journalists. Most of the demonstrators were not involved in any form of violence.”

An Israeli sniper killed 15 Year old Saif Adin Zaid form Gaza on Wednesday the 6th of March after the conclusions of the committee were made public.

Posters were hung of: Ahmad Abu ‘Abed, 4, from Gaza; Shot in his father’s arms. Abdel Raouf Salha, age 14, a refugee from Majdal; Hassan Shalabi, age 14, a refugee from Isdod Yosef Aldia, 14, a refugee from Yafa; Hassan Nofal 17 years old a refugee from Yafa; Hamza Ishtawi, 17, from a refugee from Aljia The six children were shot in the past three months without endangering anyone.

The Jewish Israeli, Anti Zionist, activists responded to a call from Gazan organisations who, hoped that the faces of the children killed would awaken the Israeli conscience. The reactions of the passersby were mixed, some expressed shock at the deaths of innocent children, and some slashed the children’s pictures erasing most of their faces and the text describing who they are.

“We are bringing the posters of the faces of the children killed by Israeli soldiers to the streets of Tel aviv to show Israelis the crimes committed in their name in Gaza. The fact that some of the pedestrians erased the children faces is a reflection of the ongoing attempt by Zionist society to erase the existence of Palestinians since 1948.” stated a spokesperson for Jews for Return.



Call to action: March 30, solidarity with the Great March of Return

This is a message to all supporters of justice and human values around the world. Beginning from March 30, 2018, tens of thousands of Palestinian refugees from the Gaza Strip have been taking part in peaceful demonstrations.

Israeli occupation soldiers, without facing a real threat, confronted these non-violent demonstrations using excessive violence—until this moment, Israeli occupation soldiers killed 220 of these non-violent protestors. They also injured tens of thousands, hundreds of which lost limbs, became disabled or paralysed. Therefore, we call upon all supporters of justice and human values around the world to take a stand and raise their voices for the oppressed, whose lives have been taken by Israel time after time. First they took their life by expelling them from their lands in 1948, and then they took their life a second time by occupying them, and then they took their life with the siege, and finally took their life with bullets.

This is an invitation to supporters of justice around the world to raise their voices on March 30th, a year since the Great March of Return began. We ask all supporters of justice to organise demos or interactive activities that deliver the message of the oppressed to decision makers around the world; that the voice of the victims must be heard and their suffering must end immediately. International resolutions that will bring them justice and grant them their rights must be implemented. Do not hesitate to be on the side of justice, do not hesitate to stand on the right side of history.