Since March 30 2018, Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip — including families, women, and children — have gathered every week along the Israeli border to highlight their dispossession in 1948 and protest the growing humanitarian catastrophe.
Israeli forces have killed at least 250 and injured over 29,000 protesters, including women, children, disabled individuals, medics, and journalists, since the beginning of the Great Return March on Palestinian Land. Many have been shot in the back, nearly all were unarmed and posed no risk to the heavily armed Israeli soldiers.
In the past 10 years, Israel has launched three massive genocidal wars of aggression on occupied Gaza… this came after years of a deadly medieval Israeli siege of Gaza… this followed Israel’s ethnic cleansing of multitudes Palestinians… It is time for the world to stand up to the only remaining apartheid regime in the world
July 3rd: Great March protest specifically by and for the women of Gaza, in honor of their steadfastness in the face of siege. 1000s participated, at least 134 were injured.
Organizers of the Great March of Return are seeking worldwide support for a Women’s March to take place on July 3, 2018, just 1 day before Americans celebrate our freedom. They call on women across the globe to hold solidarity events in their own countries.
Abdullah, 13, lost a leg to an Israeli sniper bullet. He’s not a cute kid who had a tragic accident. His story is the horror that Gaza has become for nearly every family.
In the 7th and last weekly protest at the Gaza-Israel border, one Palestinian was killed, and 167 were injured, bringing the death toll to at least 48. Tuesday, Nakba Day, will be the culminating protest – preparations are underway, and so are attempts to stop it.
“The people in Gaza have been living one tragedy after another.” A young father reflects on the legacy of suffering, the need to find meaning in life and struggle, and the unity that the Great March is inspiring.
The 30th Palestinian to be killed by the Israeli military since the Great Return March began on March 30th is Marwan Odah Qdeih. Israeli forces have also injured close to 3,000 men, women, and children in this ongoing event which Palestinians intended to be a nonviolent protest. Israel stationed snipers and troops on the border with shoot-to-kill orders.
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).
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.