The photos of homemade gas masks above and several more we posted earlier this week show the ingenuity and unrelenting dedication of Palestinians participating in the Great March of Return. That persistence — the courage people are showing by putting their bodies in snipers’ sights — has sparked admiration and solidarity around the world.
While those demonstrating put themselves at the mercy of an army that has proved itself conscienceless, people like you are investing to make sure the word gets out. The support of hundreds of people committed to truth has allowed Mondoweiss to provide these images, reporting and commentary to give context to the Great March of Return. Unlike mainstream media, our correspondents bring you protesters describing in their own words why they are putting their bodies on the line. In this video, for example, one of the grassroots activists who planned the march responds to Israeli allegations that Hamas staged the whole thing.
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