Israeli forces killed three Palestinians and injured 376 others by live bullets, rubber-coated steel bullets, concussion grenades and tear gas canisters at the latest ‘Great March of Return’ protests at the Gaza-Israel border on Friday. 126 of the wounded were hit by live bullets fired by Israeli forces.
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A video has surfaced showing Israeli forces shooting dead a 16-year-old Palestinian boy while his hands were up, one of two teens killed while taking part in Friday’s Great March of Return” protests in the besieged Gaza Strip on Friday…
3 young men in Gaza: a surfer, a boxer, and a volleyball player, whose dreams were destroyed by snipers’ bullets as they stood watching or helping the injured at the Great March of Return.
It’s not just about the Great March of Return on Fridays. Every day is full of surprises – it is as though Israel’s leaders lie awake at night, coming up with new ways to make Palestinians’ lives difficult. Read summaries here, click for full articles.
Another Gazan shot by Israeli forces while participating in the Great March has died… meanwhile, Gaza cancer patients suffer and die as Israel prevents medicines from entering Gaza, and prevents patients from going abroad for treatment.
This report from the UN OCHA-oPt details the number killed & injured during the Great March of Return, discloses Gaza’s struggle to deal with casualties, & itemizes its critical needs – medical personnel, medicine, access to treatment, & staff to help with documentation, legal issues, and mental health counseling.
All hands on deck: the Global Campaign to Return to Palestine needs our help to help the people in Gaza educating Americans about the Great March of Return. They propose a “tent campaign,” a rich metaphor for refugees and demolished homes. Here are instructions, plus an offer from If Americans Knew for free materials to hand out.
World Health Organization reports on casualties in the second weekend of the Great March of Return, in which 8 Palestinians were killed and over 1,300 were injured by Israeli forces. WHO is in desperate need of cash donations, medical supplies, and blood.
“Headlines from Gaza by Chris Smiley” – 5 minute video news report with powerful footage from Gaza about the Great March of Return… footage Israel won’t want people to see.
The Israeli kibbutz settlements surrounding Gaza are built on stolen land. 80% of Gaza’s population are families Israel violently expelled, caged in one small corner of their original lands for 75 years. Residents of these Israeli towns have been able to prosper, swim in pools, dance, sing & celebrate “unity and love” just a few kilometers away from where over 2.1 million people live, usurped from their lands, subjugated to daily humiliation, purposely impoverished and caged in, unable to move, live, fish in the sea, and certainly unable to celebrate “unity and love.”