Why we protest

From time to time, the Palestine Center distributes articles it believes will enhance understanding of the Palestinian political reality. The following article was published by Mohammed Zaanoun in Electronic Intifada on April 22, 2019


More than 200 Palestinians have been killed since the launch of the Great March of Return along Gaza’s boundary with Israel on 30 March 2018.

Palestinians participating in the protest series are demanding their right to return to the lands on the other side of the boundary from which their families were expelled decades earlier.

Every two in three Palestinians in Gaza is a refugee.

Protesters are also calling for an end to Israel’s land, sea and air blockade on Gaza, now in its 12th year, which has plunged the territory into poverty and despair.

Mohammed Zaanoun, a member of the Activestills photo collective, has documented the Great March of Return since its beginning.

Here protesters tell their stories and explain why they come back to the boundary week after week, despite Israel’s brutal crackdown.


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The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The Jerusalem Fund.

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