Great Return March

Israeli forces wound scores of women in Gaza rally

At least 134 Palestinians have been wounded by Israeli gunfire as thousands of Palestinian women demonstrated along the heavily fortified fence with Israel in the besieged Gaza Strip. Ashraf al-Qudra, spokesperson for Gaza’s healthy ministry, said in a statement on Tuesday that media representatives covering the event were among those[…]

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16th child killed in Gaza since protests

On Friday afternoon, as Israeli soldiers from the other side of the fence were firing tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets and live ammunition, Yaser Abu al-Naja and a few friends took cover behind a waste container away from the front lines of a protest in the Gaza Strip. As Yaser[…]

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More Gaza protests expected on Friday

The March of Return organizing committee in the Gaza Strip has called on Gazans to come out en masses for marches on Friday, the first of Ramadan, under the slogan “Friday for the martyrs and the wounded.” After heavy clashes on Monday in which at least 60 Palestinians were killed,[…]

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Calls for SA to expel Israeli ambassador

“Expel the Israeli ambassador from South Africa and close the Israeli embassy.” That was the vociferous call from the crowd of 2500 at yesterday’s mass march in solidarity with Palestinians on the 70th anniversary of the Nakba. The Cape Town march was dubbed the #GreatReturnMarch in solidarity with the thousands[…]

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More injuries in Great Return March protests

Thousands of Palestinians were heading into a fifth Friday of protests in the besieged Gaza Strip as part of the “Great March of Return”, as the UN’s human rights chief slammed the Israeli army for the “deplorable” killing of 42 Palestinians in four weeks. Israeli forces fired live ammunition and[…]

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