Gaza Strip Inflamed by Violence: Casualties, Demonstrations and Protests in London

Palestinian protesters use slingshots to throw stones during clashes with Israeli forces at the Israel Gaza border east of Gaza City

March of Return: Has the Third Intifada Finally Arrived?

On March 30, Palestinians marched to the fence separating Gaza from the occupied territories at the start of a six-week protest, dubbed "The Great March of Return", demanding the right to return for those driven out of their homeland.

"The silence from worldwide powers with the responsibility of bringing a just settlement of the Israel-Palestine conflict must end", said Corbyn at the Downing Street protest rally.

Protesters also moved toward other camps, including east of Gaza City, where a senior Hamas leader, Mahmoud Zahar, greeted the crowd.

At the very least two Palestinians had been shot dead from weekend protests across the Gaza boundary.

In all, 22 Palestinians were killed in Gaza over the past week, including 16 involved in last Friday's protests, according to Gaza health officials.

The soldiers also invaded the al-'Azza refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, searched homes and summoned Suleiman Abdul-Karim al-'Ajouz, 24, for interrogation in Etzion military base and security center, north of Bethlehem. "I am 30, live in Gaza and [have] never travelled". The events of that time are called "Nakba", or "catastrophe", by Palestinians.

While there has been broad participation in the festival-like rallies, Israel has responded to them by deploying snipers with shoot-to-kill orders.

"The killing and wounding of yet more unarmed Palestinian protesters yesterday by Israeli forces in Gaza is an outrage". Almost 500 were injured by live fire, the Gaza health ministry stated.

"Palestinian photographer Yasser Mourtaja was wearing a vest marked "Press": he was obviously the victim of an intentional shot", said Christophe Deloire, the Secretary General of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), on Twitter.

Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders has accused Israel of deliberately shooting journalists covering protests on the Gaza border.

"This is despite Israeli authorities having set a 300-meter limit for approaching the fence, according to news reports".

The demonstrations turned violent after Israeli forces used tear gas and live fire against the protesters.

The hundreds of injuries over the past two Fridays of protest have further strained Gaza's already embattled health system.

"The circumstances of the breach are being investigated", the army said. He died in hospital on Saturday.

"I don't feel any empathy for them (Palestinians)", said Ahuva Avraham, 62, who runs the grocery.

The killings of demonstrators, including one journalist, elicited criticism from the United Nations, EU and elsewhere.

Tonge criticized the absence of her fellow members of the House of Lords from the demonstration and their unwillingness to take any appropriate measures to stop the massacres committed against the Palestinians. Since the beginning of the march, 1,752 persons have been injured-1,150 of them by live fire.

At the same time, the European Union justified Israel's use of force "when defending its legitimate security interests", but urged that it commit violence against Palestinians with "proportionality".

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