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Israel shoots 56 citizens in Great Return March

Jul 26 2019

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Israeli occupation forces (IOF) have once again opened fire on Palestinians taking part in the 68th Friday of the peaceful protests "Great March of Return" along the separation fence between the besieged Gaza Strip and occupied territories injuring at least 56 peaceful protesters.

The Ministry of Health reported that Israeli occupation force shoots 56 citizens, 38 of them were injured with live ammunition east of Gaza, in the 67th Friday of (GMRBS).

Every Friday, the Palestinians based in Gaza Strip participate in the Great March of Return, which is launched on 30 March 2018 and it’s still going till these current days.

The Great March of Return protests calls for the right of return of Palestinians refugees, a right enshrined in international law, and the end of the siege imposed on the Gaza Strip by the Israeli occupation for over a decade, which has caused suffering to the Palestinians living there.

Since the first day, when the Great March of Return began to this day, Israel fatally killed hundreds of Palestinians, injured ten thousands of others with different injuries.

The Ministry of Health of Gaza reported that 320 Gazans were killed, injured more than 31,000 while taking part at the Great March of Return rallies.

Most of these were murdered in cold blood during the unarmed, massive popular protests that took place along the boundary line between Gaza and Israel. Almost without fail, the protesters have returned every week, time and again since then, to protest against Israel and its crimes.

More than that, the protests are for the Return – the non-negotiable predicate of the Palestinian liberation struggle. And they are more than merely symbolic. They are marching for a real return to their homelands.

Despite this mass killing, Palestinians in Gaza assert to continue their peaceful struggle.Ten thousand are still participating in the Great March of Return on weekly basis. Their need is all about having their basics needs of life, right of return and put an end to the brutal siege imposed on Gaza for more than 12 years.

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