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Video: Palestinians explain why they are risking their lives by joining Gaza protests


On March 30th, thousands of Palestinians from across the besieged Gaza Strip launched “The Great March of Return,” to demand their right to return to their pre-1948 homelands in historic Palestine.

Since then, at least 29 Palestinian protesters have been killed, including a journalist and at least two minors.

Despite widespread outcry and international calls for investigations into the killings, the Israeli army has maintained its open fire policy, and has commended its soldiers for their actions on the border.

Israel has been repeatedly criticized for its excessive use of force against Palestinian civilian protesters, with groups saying the army’s actions are criminal and illegal.

In this video, Palestinians who are putting their lives on the line to join the protests in Gaza explain why they are taking such a risk.

Yumna Patel

Yumna Patel is the Palestine correspondent for Mondoweiss.

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Akram Al-Wa'ra

Akram Al-Wa'ra is a freelance Palestinian filmmaker based in Bethlehem, Palestine.

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Nidal Wuheid

Nidal Wuheid is a Gaza-based videographer.

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One Response

  1. michelle on April 9, 2018, 2:46 pm

    would that the rest of the world explain why they’re not joining the protest
    G-d Bless

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