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Palestinian protesters gather during clashes with Israeli security forces at the Israel-Gaza border in a tent city protest demanding the right to return to their homeland, in Jabalia in the northern of Gaza Strip on April 6, 2018. (Photo: Ramez Habboub/APA Images)
April 11, 2018

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30 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in Gaza’s Great March of Return protests

By Kate

Monday Marwan Odah Qdeih, 45, from Khuza‘a in the southern Gaza Strip, died after succumbing to injuries he sustained after Israeli soldiers shot him in Friday's Great March of Return. Qdeih became the 30th person killed in the border protests, according to Gaza's Ministry of Health.


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The search for ‘balance’ in the Gaza shootings

By Robert Herbst

Liberal Zionist Michael Koplow has condemned Israeli actions at the Gaza fence but called on the left for "balance" in acknowledging the terrorist threat to Israel in the protests. Robert Herbst says the power differential is so unbalanced in Palestine that it is unfair to state "that 30,000 unarmed protesters cannot march and expect to return home alive and uninjured unless they are prepared to take on the impossible task of identifying and removing the few 'troublemakers' who may also show up."


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50 NYU student groups endorse BDS, call on university to divest from companies complicit in Israeli occupation

By NYU Students for Justice in Palestine

Fifty student organizations at New York University have issued a statement endorsing BDS: "We support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement for Palestinian human rights as it is a non-violent method of resisting Israeli apartheid from abroad. We call on NYU to divest its holdings from companies and funds that are complicit in the Israeli occupation of Palestine."


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Israeli sniper films shooting of unarmed Palestinian through rifle scope– and celebrates

By Jonathan Ofir and Philip Weiss

A video clip in which an Israeli sniper filmed himself shooting an unarmed Palestinian across the Gaza fence and then celebrating drew international outrage last night. The two Palestinian targets in the video appear simply to be walking around near the fence.


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How Gaza came to be trapped ‘from fence to fence’

By Jehad Abusalim

Jehad Abusalim examines how Gaza came to be trapped “from the fence to the fence” by looking back at the Strip from the British Mandate period to present date: “The fence is the history that Palestinians in Gaza never want to forget, and no amount of aid can induce them to do so.”


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