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Gazans Readying to Participate in Friday Border Protest

Palestinians in Gaza are readying to take part in weekly protest at the border with the occupied territories, dubbed “Great Marches of Return”.

The Higher National Commission for the Great Return March called for wide participation in the protests this week under the slogan: “Our Unity Foils Conspiracy”, referring to US President Donald Trump’s so-called “deal of the century”.

The commission said the protest this week is to aimed at voicing rejection to the summit which took place in Bahrain last week, The Manama summit dealt with the economic aspects of the “deal of the century”, which is seen by Palestinians and pro-resistance powers in the Arab and Muslim nation as a scheme aimed at the dissolution of the Palestinian cause.

Palestinians in Gaza have been demonstrating as part of the Great March of Return for more than a year since 30 March 2018, calling for an end to the crippling 11-year Israeli blockade of the small coastal enclave, as well as the implementation of the right of return for Palestinian refugees, who form an overwhelming majority of Gaza’s population.

More than 255 Palestinians in Gaza have been martyred and some 26,000 injured since the demonstrations began, mostly by Israeli fire during protests but also by air and tank strikes.

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