Clashes have broken out between Palestinians and Israeli troops near Gaza’s fence as large groups of protesters gather for what is expected to be the largest anti-occupation rally since last Friday, when the Israeli military shot and killed 20 unarmed demonstrators.

Hundreds of protesters have already arrived at the fence separating the Gaza Strip from the Israeli-occupied territories, with their numbers expected to reach some 30,000 later on Friday.

On March 30 marked the start of a six-week protest in Gaza, dubbed “The Great March of Return.”

That mass protest turned violent when Israeli military forces used lethal force to disperse the crowd.

Earlier on Friday, another Palestinian died of gunshot wounds suffered last week, bringing the death toll from Israel’s brutal crackdown to 20. Some 1,500 people were also injured.

Thousands of Palestinians have stayed in tent encampments near the fence over the past week.

Israel has deployed military vehicles and special forces, including snipers, to Gaza’s border. The regime’s forces have also to permission to open fire on the protesters near the fence.

Palestinian activists have dubbed today’s protest “Tires’ Friday.

There have been widespread social media calls for protesters to bring tires to burn and create a smokescreen to make it harder for Israeli snipers to target people.

The Israeli military has defied international condemnations of its shoot-to-kill orders.

Israel warns that it will continue to fire at Gazans who approach the fence separating Israelis and Palestinians.

On the eve of the new rally, Avigdor Liberman, the Israeli minister for military affairs, threatened that the military will continue to fire at Gazans if they approach the fence.

In the Gaza Strip, almost 1.3 million of the small territory’s two million inhabitants are refugees, demanding their right to return to their pre-1948 homes.

The protests are slated to continue until 15 May, which marks the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (Catastrophe), in which more than 750,000 Palestinians were forcibly displaced by Israeli forces in 1948 Arab-Israeli war.

Israel’s bloody crackdown last week has drawn harsh international criticisms, with Palestinians and the Arab League, among others calling for investigations by the Unite Nations and the International Criminal Court (ICC) into Israel’s brutal killings.

Inside the occupied territories, Israeli rights group B’Tselem has launched a campaign urging the regime’s forces to refuse the military’s “manifestly illegal” open-fire orders.

(This item is being updated.)

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J.J._No_More_Trump_in_202050 minutos atrás
Netanyahu and Lieberman thinks they can SILENCE The Palestinians
and by Murdering them and have it covered up in Western Media (Which is not happening the last Massacre made the Front Page of The New York Times) and have The U.S.A. Shield Israel at The U.N.
The Likud Party is playing a very stupid game, it’s not going to Win.
Ian McGregor1 hora atrás
Liberman seems to be planning premeditated murder. God has of course forbidden it. ‘Thou shall not kill’. He is obviously not a moral or God fearing man.
J.J._No_More_Trump_in_2020> Ian McGregor48 minutos atrás
If we Zoom out a little bit, Lieberman may be positioning himself
to get into power when they toss Netanyahu out and into Jail.
The one that Murders the Most Palestinians in Nazi Zionist Israel
usually gets the most votes when they run for Office.
Defender1 hora atrás
I really do wish Palestinians would use more effective methods of protest, israel always kills and steals, these methods of protest are not working!!!
Midwest For Truth1 hora atrás
Likely many Gazans will be killed, and the world leaders will cower in shame and do nothing.
NO MORE ZIONISTS1 hora atrás
The UK has officially opened a permanent military base in the Persian Gulf country of Bahrain, making a military return to the region after a hiatus that lasted more than four decades.

The Duke of York, Prince Andrew, and Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifah attended the opening ceremony of the UK Naval Support Facility in the tiny island’s Salman Port on Thursday.

The base is located off the coast of Saudi Arabia and has room for up to around 500 Royal Navy personnel, including sailors, soldiers and airmen.

NO MORE ZIONISTS1 hora atrás
DO NOT STOP – GIVE ISRAEL THE THE HELL – ISRAEL WILL PAY FOR ALL CRIMES AND TERROR AND FOR ALL OCCUPATION AGAINST THE LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS .

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