2018 Gaza mairch protests

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2018 Gaza border protests
Pairt o Gaza–Israel conflict
Gaza Strip map2.svg
Map of the Gaza Strip
Date30 March 2018 – present

(−1 month, 1 week and 3 days)LocationGaza Strip, near the Israeli borderGoals

Pairties tae the ceevil conflict

Units involved

143rd "Fire Fox" (Territorial) Division
reinforced with two brigades and special units,[4] including Maglan.[5]


112 dead and over 13,190 injured[6] (as of 21 May 2018)
1 slightly wounded[7]

On 30 Mairch 2018, a six-week campaign composed o a series o protests wis launched at the Gaza Strip, neist the Gaza-Israel border.[8][8] Cawed bi Palestinian organisers the "Great Mairch o Return", the protests demand that Palestinian refugees an their descendants be allowed to return tae whit is now Israel.[9][10][11] They are awso protesting the blockade o the Gaza Strip an the muivin o the Unitit States Embassy in Israel frae Tel Aviv tae Jerusalem.[12] Veeolence durin the protests haes resultit in the deedliest days o the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since the 2014 Gaza War.[13]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Palestinians carry on rallies in Gaza on third consecutive Friday – Xinhua – English.news.cn". Xinhua News Agency.
  2. al-Mughrabi, Nidal. "Israeli forces kill three Gaza border protesters, wound 600: medics".
  3. Ari Gross, Judah (18 April 2018). "Kite from Gaza sets fire to wheat field in Israel". The Times of Israel.
  4. 11 Wounded at Israel-Gaza Border as Palestinians March in West Bank in Solidarity, Haaretz, 1 April 2018
  6. "Gaza protests: All the latest updates". Al Jazeera.
  7. Israel faces outcry over Gaza killings during Jerusalem embassy protests, Guardian, 15 May 2018, "Until this week, no Israeli had been harmed since protests began on 30 March. An IDF spokesman, Lt Col Jonathan Conricus, said one soldier had been “slightly wounded by shrapnel” on Monday but he did not have details on the source of the injury."
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  9. David M. Halbfinger, Iyad Abuheweila, ‘One Dead Amid Violence in 3rd Week of Protests at Gaza-Israel Fence,’ The New York Times 13 April 2018.’They are objecting to Israel's 11-year-old blockade of Gaza and seeking to revive international interest in Palestinian claims of a right of return to the lands they were displaced from in 1948.’
  10. Khaled Abu Toameh, Hamas vows Gaza protests last until Palestinians return to all of Palestine,’ The Times of Israel 9 April 2018.’The protests are an uprising for "Jerusalem, Palestine, and the right of return," he said, referring to the demand that Palestinian refugees and their descendants be allowed to return to their former homes in Israel.’
  11. Adam Rasgon, ‘Masses of Gazans head to border area for 'right of return' says organizer,’ The Jerusalem Post 28 March 2018.’Masses of Palestinians are expected to come to the Gaza border on Friday and move into tents there for a planned six-week-long protest "to demand the right of return to the homes and villages that they were expelled from in 1948," Ahmad Abu Ratima, an organizer of the protest, told The Jerusalem Post.'
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  13. Morris, Loveday; Balousha, Hazem (14 May 2018). "Israelis kill more than 50 Palestinians in Gaza protests, health officials say". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 14 May 2018.