Downloadable fact sheet to distribute at vigils, demonstrations, etc. Since U.S. media coverage of Gaza is sparse and/or flawed, it is essential to provide people with the facts (contains clickable citations).
Search Results for: GREAT MARCH
Israeli forces kill 6 unarmed marchers and a farmer in Gaza and injure hundreds.
Israeli forces have killed seven unarmed Palestinians in Gaza as thousands march for freedom and to return to their homes. The “Great March of Return” has been organized by by civil society organizations and all political factions in the besieged enclave.
AP’s slanted report on Gaza Return March, corrected and annotated
The Associated Press’s news story on the upcoming Great Return March echoes Israeli talking points…
Pelosi: “There is no greater political accomplishment in the 20th Century than the establishment of the State of Israel”
Democratic Congressional leader Nancy Pelosi is leading a Congressional delegation visit to Israel and Jordan. Pelosi stated: “There is no greater political accomplishment in the 20th Century than the establishment of the State of Israel.”
Mort Fridman: “Great News from AIPAC: Congress Just Passed Major Pro-Israel Legislation”
AIPAC President Mort Fridman sent supporters an email announcing: “Our work together just made a difference for Israel’s security and for its future.” He crowed that Congress passed legislation giving Israel almost $4 billion of US tax money, while taking away US aid to many Palestinian widows and orphans…
2 more Palestinians succumb to wounds inflicted by Israel
Over 60 Palestinians have died in the first 54 days of 2023 – one succumbed this week after a 5-year battle for his life following an injury at the hands of Israel during the Great March of Return in Gaza in 2018. (More than 200 Palestinians, including medics & journalists, were killed during the Great Return March protests that went on for 86 weeks.)
Balloons: A rudimentary weapon of Palestinian desperation
The use of incendiary balloons and kites from Gaza started during the Great March of Return protests and as a response to Israel’s use of massive and deadly force against unarmed protesters… a first-hand report.
‘Blinding the truth’: Israeli snipers target Gaza protesters in the eyes
Eyes are a ‘common target’ of Israeli snipers at Gaza’s Great March of Return. Israeli soldiers have shot 50 men, women, & children in the eye since the weekly demonstrations began last year… one young victim locked himself in his room & wouldn’t go to school…
Video: Israel kills dreams of Gaza boxing champion
Ahmad was a boxing champion-in-the-making. Israel had refused to let him exit Gaza to participate in international competitions. Now Ahmed is wheelchair-bound after Israeli soldiers shot him with exploding bullets in both legs during Great March of Return protests.
Israel targets Gaza’s children, say witnesses
Electronic Intifada reports that every Friday 11-year-old Nasir insisted that he accompany his two older sisters to the Great March of Return. Both women are medics; Nasir would carry their first aid bags. An Israeli sniper shot him in the head. Israeli forces have killed 1,600 Gazan children since 2000… “An Israeli soldier deliberately killed Faris,” Zaqoul said. “The Israeli soldier said on a loudspeaker ‘you, with the white T-shirt, I’ll shoot you’ – pointing at Faris…”