Palestinians in Gaza are readying to take part in border protests on Friday, with the slogan this weeks “Down with Bahrain Conference.”
The Higher National Commission for the Great Return March called for wide participation in the protests this week, stressing that the weekly marches are to go on until the Palestinians demands are met, on top of which are breaking the siege on Gaza and bringing the so-called “deal of the century” down.
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.
The protest this week comes few days after a US-organized conference was held in the Bahraini capital, Manama. The summit dealt with the economic aspects of US President Donald Trump’s so-called “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.