Tags: Return March

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…”

Israeli forces kill 4 unarmed protesters in Gaza, 1 in West Bank

PNN reports that Israeli forces shot dead four more Palestinian fathers, sons, and brothers during unarmed protests at the Gaza-Israel border, and killed a Palestinian father of two in the West Bank. Israeli soldiers attacked journalists with teargas and banned them from covering events…

Israeli forces Bomb 25 Sites in Gaza; One Soldier Killed By Gaza Resistance after Four Palestinians killed by Israel

Israel is escalating its attacks on Gaza, bombing at least 25 sites. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman stated that he was planning to launch a large-scale war in Gaza similar to the one in 2014, in which 2200 people were killed. He said the ‘Palestinian people will pay the price’ for the continued non-violent protests at the border…

Gaza women are calling for solidarity July 3rd! Here is a downloadable flyer to use

The women of Gaza are asking women and others around the world to perform solidarity actions for their July 3rd march. Since many people may not have time to organize an event, here is a downloadable flyer that people can display in home and car windows, hand out, place in cafes, distribute during other marches for human rights, etc.

Israeli war ships forcibly intercepted Palestinian boats hours after they sailed off the coast of the besieged Gaza Strip. The Palestinian boats, carrying students planning to study abroad and people wounded in recent mass protests, were forced to the Israeli port of Ashdod. Israel has been blockading Gaza for 11 years, creating a virtual prison for its nearly two million inhabitants.

Israeli Troops First Shot a Gaza Journalist’s Left Leg, Then His Right. And They Didn’t Stop There

Yousef Kronz was well within Israel’s designated “safe zone” in Gaza, wearing a Press vest, when he was shot in both legs. A young man who ran to help him was shot in the leg as well. Then Israel refused Yousef passage to the West Bank for treatment that would have saved at least one of his legs. 

Peter Beinart: Jewish leaders encase Israel’s actions in Gaza in euphemism and lies

How can American Jews endorse the strangulation of 2 million human beings in Gaza? Because Jewish leaders, in both Israel and the United States, encase Israel’s actions in a fog of euphemism and lies.The organized American Jewish community doesn’t only conceal the truth about Gaza from itself. It lobbies American politicians to do the same. The three main talking points: that Israel “withdrew” from Gaza, that its actions are decreed by a need for “security,” and that “Hamas” is to blame. Let’s look at the real facts:

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

Israeli forces have killed 209 Gazans and injured 22,000 since the weekly unarmed protests began on March 31 … Israel is using “exploding bullets” that cause devastating injuries and often require amputation… The dead include journalists, medics, children, women, and disabled individuals… On Friday they killed 7 more, including a 12-year-old and two teens….

Join the “Tent Campaign” for solidarity with Gaza and truth-sharing

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.