Tagged: Great Return March

Palestinians Mark Land Day With Digital Activities News & Analysis
Asharq Al-Awsat

Palestinians Mark Land Day With Digital Activities

Palestinians couldn't commemorate Land Day this week with the usual protests and marches. So they went online and held digital rallies and speak outs on social media.

on March 31, 2020
Commemorating Land Day amid lockdown in Palestine News & Analysis
Yara Hawwari, Aljazeera

Commemorating Land Day amid lockdown in Palestine

Today is Land Day, but the usual marches planned across Palestine are on hold because of the Covid-19 pandemic. But, being on lockdown is nothing new for Palestinians. "Indeed, Palestinians in the West Bank are confined to what amounts to bantustans..."

on March 30, 2020
Virtual call to action for Palestine: COVID-19, Gaza and the Struggle for Justice
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network

Virtual call to action for Palestine: COVID-19, Gaza and the Struggle for Justice

Prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, events were planned across the country to commemorate two years since the Great March of Return first launched. Now, organizers are calling for these events to take place online. Find your city and see how you can plug in.

on March 17, 2020
Turning a blind eye: 19 protestors in Gaza lose eye from Israeli forces’ fire, 2 lose both News & Analysis
B'Tselem

Turning a blind eye: 19 protestors in Gaza lose eye from Israeli forces’ fire, 2 lose both

In the last two years alone, Israeli snipers have partially blinded 19 Palestinians who were protesting in occupied Gaza. At least two more Palestinians lost their vision in both eyes.

on February 25, 2020
Israel killed 222 Gaza protestors since 2018. Only one soldier has been indicted News & Analysis
Eyal Sagiv, +972 Magazine

Israel killed 222 Gaza protestors since 2018. Only one soldier has been indicted

As Othman Hiles began climbing the Gaza fence, an Israeli soldier opened fire and killed the unarmed 14-year-old. The soldier’s sentence? Community service.

on November 8, 2019
Israeli Soldier Gets One-Month Sentence Over Killing of Gaza Teenager
David Halbfinger, New York Times

Israeli Soldier Gets One-Month Sentence Over Killing of Gaza Teenager

An Israeli soldier shot and killed an unarmed Palestinian teenager in Gaza last year during protests-- a scene captured on a video that went viral. The result of a military investigation into the sniper's actions? A one-month sentence.

on November 1, 2019
“Our Will of Life Is Stronger Than Despair”: Palestinian Ahmed Abu Artema on Israeli Attacks on Gaza
Ahmed Abu Artema, Democracy Now!

“Our Will of Life Is Stronger Than Despair”: Palestinian Ahmed Abu Artema on Israeli Attacks on Gaza

As tens of thousands of Palestinians came out to demand an end to the ongoing siege of Gaza and the right to return to their ancestral land, we speak with Ahmed Abu Artema, the Palestinian poet, journalist and peace activist who inspired the Great March of Return and helped organize it as a cry for help.

on April 3, 2019
The Man Behind Gaza’s Great March of Return
AJ+

The Man Behind Gaza’s Great March of Return

"These marches are symbolic of the refugees' strong will to return, and of how they haven't adapted to this reality of being refugees." Meet the man whose words inspired Gaza's Great March of Return.

on April 3, 2019
A Year After the Great March of Return, Palestinians Are Still Fighting For Freedom
Ahmed Abu Artema, The Washington Post

A Year After the Great March of Return, Palestinians Are Still Fighting For Freedom

"A year ago, alongside a group of other Palestinian organizers, I launched the Great March of Return, a weekly grass-roots protest in Gaza calling for Palestinian freedom from Israel’s crippling blockade and the right of refugees to return to our former homes."

on April 3, 2019
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