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Facts & latest news on Gaza Great March of Return (periodically updated)

Since March 30, 2018 Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip–including families, women, and children–have gathered along the Israeli border to highlight their dispossession in 1948 and protest the growing humanitarian catastrophe. From that time through December 16th, 2019, Israeli forces have killed 364 Gazans and injured over 35,000, including women, children, disabled individuals, medics, and journalists. Many have been shot in the back, nearly all were unarmed and posed no risk to the heavily armed Israeli soldiers. During the same period, Gazan resistance forces killed 9 Israelis.

Including West Bank, Palestinian deaths surpass 30,000; restoring Gaza’s GDP could take till 2092 – Day 141

70-80% of Gaza civilian infrastructure in ruins; massacre in Deir el Balah; prisoner negotiations are reportedly progressing; UN calls for an arms embargo on Israel; West Bank violence; Israel will send a “sparse report” on its “compliance” with orders from Int’l Court of Justice; and more

No Access, No Information: Thousands of Gazans “Forcibly Disappeared” by Israeli Forces 

Testimonies obtained from released detainees indicate that Israel continues to commit horrific crimes, including torture, inhumane and degrading treatment, against thousands of Gazans detained and held incommunicado in undisclosed locations, some for over four months. Unlawfully detained persons have been stripped naked and photographed and otherwise humiliated by IDF forces. They have been sexually assaulted, attacked by dogs, beaten, starved, burned with cigarettes and denied legal representation. Human rights experts fear that detainees face summary execution in sites where conditions are chillingly similar to those established by US forces in Abu Grahib and elsewhere.

Rafah’s displaced: ‘We read our last prayers every night’ – Day 131

Israeli protesters continue to block aid to Gaza; Khan Younis hospital in chaos; State of Palestine to present to ICJ report on Israel’s actions since genocide ruling; Gaza fishermen attacked; popular Gaza political analyst & family killed day after he appears on Al Jazeera; US investigating white phosphorus and 1-ton bombs used in Israel; US State Dept claims it expects a “quick, thorough, and transparent investigation” into the killing of 2nd American citizen in West Bank; Israel accuses South Africa of representing interests of the “Hamas terrorist organization”; Israel reportedly preparing for war with Lebanon; Pope’s 2nd in command condemns Israel’s actions – Israel calls his words “deplorable”; Church of England says Israel’s actions “can not be morally justified”; and more

Israeli military reportedly invited spectators to watch torture of Palestinians – Day 129

Israeli military invited spectators to watch, film Palestinians being tortured; prominent conservatives for ceasefire, oppose war against Iran; Senate passed aid to Israel, may not pass House; Israel killed 67 Palestinians & 5 Israelis in order to rescue 2 Israelis – US is “pleased”; UN special rapporteur for West Bank & Gaza banned; 2 reporters killed; UNRWA never got evidence from Israel; Israeli troops raid hospital; most Americans want ceasefire

6-year-old Hind never stood a chance – Day 126

Israeli forces killed 6-yr-old Hind Rajab & her rescuers; Israeli snipers are killing dozens; Israeli military arrests Canadian citizens; West Bank death; Netanyahu orders Rafah attack plan that includes evacuation; Israelis block humanitaruan aid to Gaza; memo from Biden demands accountability for allies receiving military aid; Meta considering censoring posts containing the word “Zionist”

30 handcuffed, blindfolded Gazans found in body bags – Day 116

Apparent mass execution of Gazan men; triple assassination of Palestinians in Jenin hospital; NYTimes caught red-handed; Israel ignores ICJ ruling; the neglected residents of northern Gaza; Israel says No to early openings of aid checkpoints; pregnant Gazan women grossly underserved; disturbing uptick in detention, torture of Gazan men; drone footage confirms massive devastation; Israeli and US reactions to Jenin assassinations; Canada pledges humanitarian funding, but not to UNRWA; speaker of Knesset coming to Congress; Harvard sued for non-protection of Palestinian students

‘Different rules’: special policies keep US supplying weapons to Israel despite alleged abuses

Revealed: review of internal state department documents shows special mechanisms have been used to shield Israel from US human rights laws. “Nobody said it but everyone knew the rules were different for Israel. No one will ever admit that, but it’s the truth,” said one former state department official.