Three more Palestinian protesters were killed by Israeli snipers Friday amidst the ongoing Great March of Return protests.
The dead include 11-year-old Majdi al-Satari, who was shot in the head, 17-year-old Moumin al-Hams, and 43-year-old Ghazi Abu Mustafa.
At least 150 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) since the Great March of Return protests began on March 30.
Thousands gathered for the funeral of al-Satari on Saturday.
According to Al Jazeera, more than 16,000 people have been wounded.
The protests have carried on each Friday since March 30 and are designed to draw attention to the forced eviction of 750,000 Palestinians from their homes in 1948 and their right to return.
“We are suffering, there is no electricity, no water … people are going hungry. It’s painful, we will keep standing, we will come here to show the whole world we want our rights.” — a female protester to Al Jazeera
The United Nations has said that the area known as The Gaza Strip will be “literally uninhabitable” by 2020 — in just two years.
“That’s two million people, half of them children, being caged in a prison, carefully controlled, savage restrictions on food, on anything that comes to them, to the extent that the fishermen are kept close to shore so they can’t fish, the sewage plants have been destroyed, the power plants have been attacked.” — Noam Chomsky on DemocracyNow!
The U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has called for an investigation into the conduct of Israeli soldiers at the border with Gaza.
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