Last Friday afternoon, as Gazans gathered by the fence surrounding the Strip to call for an end to decade-long siege and for a return to their colonized lands, a small group of anti-Zionist Israeli and international activists approached the other side of the fence. The group was flying the Palestinian flag and holding a large banner calling for the liberation of the Gaza ghetto, both visible to the Gazans on the other side of the fence. Protesters on both side of the fence – Gazans and solidarity activists – interacted. The solidarity activists were forcibly removed from the site by soldiers, and briefly detained by police before they were released.
This post was originally published on Haim Schwarczenberg’s website on July 20, 2018.