At least 134 Palestinians have been wounded as Great March of Return protests continue in besieged Gaza Strip.
03 Jul 2018 20:59 GMT The protest was the first mass women’s demonstration to take place in the strip since March 30 [Adel Hana/The Associated Press]
At least 134 Palestinians have been wounded by Israeli gunfire as thousands of Palestinian women demonstrated along the heavily fortified fence with Israel in the besieged Gaza Strip.
Ashraf al-Qudra, agent for Gaza’s healthy ministry, said in a declaration on Tuesday that media reps covering the occasion were amongst those that were hurt at the scene, east of the enclave.
The protest was the first mass women’s demonstration to take place in the strip since popular protests calling for Palestinians’ right of return began on March 30 in the strip.
Palestinians in the strip have actually taken component in the protests, called the Excellent March of Return, requiring their right of return to the houses from which they were gotten rid of from in 1948 throughout a fierce ethnic cleaning project that forcibly got rid of greater than 750, 000 Palestinians from their communities and also villages.
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They have also been demonstrating against the Israeli-Egyptian land, sea and naval blockade that has been in place since 2006, when Hamas – the party governing the strip – came to power.
“I came to finish the march that my daughter had started, ” Rim Abu Irmana said, waving a picture of her 15-year-old daughter, Wasal, who was killed by live Israeli ammunition on May 14 – the same day more than 60 other Palestinians were also killed.
May 14, which commemorated the 70 years since the Nakba, coincided with the controversial US embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
“These demonstrations are peaceful. We are only defending our land and our rights, ” said Irmana, holding the hand of her young son.