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Today is the 6th Friday of the #GreatReturnMarch. Last Friday there was a more organized attempt to reach the #GazaFence & Israeli army promised to respond harsher. Israel also declared human rights laws do not apply to the protesters. 48 killed & ~7,000 wounded so far in Gaza
Meanwhile, Giro d'Italia 2018, the biggest sporting event in Israeli history, begins today (& Israelis bitch about the traffic)…
#update: 100s of protesters are already near the #GazaFence (the main protests will begin after Friday prayers). Media reports Israeli army is using tear gas. Palestinian media report 1 captured by the Israeli army
Also happened today: Israeli governmental committee finished its work & handed a legal report that, if approved, will legalize 1000s of Jewish houses built w/o permits in the West Bank
The report was written by serious legal experts (all Jewish of course) but includes ideas like building bridges & tunnels to Jewish outposts surrounded by private Palestinian land
#photos: Friday prayers in one of ths #GreatReturnMarch protest camps
And a other piece of @realDonaldTrump's "ultimate deal" was revealed by @yanircozin today: Israeli will cut off 4 Palestinian neighborhoods from East Jerusalem and they will later serve as the "Palestinian capital". Sounds promising, right? #2StateIllusion
Oh & those 4 neighborhoods do not connect & even have Jewish neighborhood between some of them
Now @eliorlevy reports Mahmoud Abbas apologizes for his antisemitic remarks & say he "respects Judaism". He still needs to go, for the sake of everyone living here (& not because of his antisemitism, although it doesn't help). Unfortunately, the PLO convention just reelected him
#update: Israeli army orders farmers near #Gaza not to touch the Molotov-kites because there might be explosives attached to them
And the full Abbas apology in Arabic & English
MK @Ahmad_tibi is participating in the solidarity with the #GreatReturnMarch protest in Erez crossing
The #Giro101 is on its way
Palestinian media reports several protesters treated for tear gas exposure. Some Palestinians report that an emergency point was also hit with tear gas
.@gideonle met with one of the protesters wounded in the #GreatReturnMarch & is hospitalized in Hebron/al-Halil. Read his story
And the @haaretzcom report on today's #GreatReturnMarch protests
#update: 1 protester wounded from Israeli fire near the #GazaFence - Palestinian media
#update: 1 protester directly hit with Israeli tear gas canister - Palestinian media. Those canisters seriously wounded Palestinians in the previous #GreatReturnMarch protests. The Israeli army is testing its new tear gas drones on the protesters near the #GazaFence
#photos: preparing Molotov-kites - via @SafaPs
#update: another protester wounded from Israeli fire near the #GazaFence - Palestinian media
And here is the @BDSmovement response to the #Giro101
And @AvigdorLiberman is not impressed with Abbas' apology
#update: Palestinian media report 1 protester wounded from live Israeli fire & another from an explosion near the #GazaFence
#ICYMI (via @oritperlov)
And a bit about the growing tensions between Gaza & the PA…
Touching #photo from the demolitions the Israeli army did in 4 Palestinian villages earlier this week in south Mount Hebron - via @paldf
#update: 10 wounded so far today from live fire & tear gas exposure in the #GreatReturnMarch protests - Gaza Moh
#update: Palestinian media reports at least 1 more injured from Israeli fire
#photo: Palestinian medic suffering from tear gas exposure
Correction: no reports of Palestinians killed in the #GreatReturnMarch protests so far today
#photos from Palestinian media allegedly showing a piece of the Israeli drone that fell in #Gaza today
More about the life of children in #Gaza
#photo: Palestinian journalist Abd al-Rahim al-Katib treated for tear gas exposure
#update: at least 40 protesters injured so far today during the #GreatReturnMarch protests in #Gaza - Gaza MoH
#update: another #GreatReturnMarch protester shot in the leg by an Israeli sniper - Palestinian media
#Gaza MoH acusses Israeli forces of targeting 2 medical teams with tear gas during the #GreatReturnMarch today
And Palestinian media now reports 3 journalists treated for tear gas exposure
And here is a video allegedly showing the Israeli drone dropping in #Gaza. Palestinian media claims stones thrown by protesters made it fall. I'm not sure - via @qudsn
Israeli army to #GreatReturnMarch protesters via loudspeakers: "we don't want an escalation. We suggest children will stay away from the #GazaFence & advise the adults to keep them away & stay away. If you think you could do what you did last week, you are wrong" - via @eliorlevy
#update: Red Crescent: at least 80 injured so far today during the #GreatReturnMarch protests. 12 injured by live ammo & 3 from rubber-coated bullets - @qudsn
#update: @IDFSpokesperson estimates only 1000 protesters participate in the #GreatReturnMarch protests in Gaza today. In previous weeks their estimates were not always accurate
And here is a video allegedly showing the protesters shooting down the Israeli drone with a slingshot
Now the Palestinians claim they took down another Israeli drone in Gaza
#BREAKING: Palestinian paramedic wounded in the leg from Israeli (live/rubber-coated) bullet during confrontations in al-Bira in the West Bank north of Jerusalem
#BREAKING: Palestinian media reports protesters reached/breached the #GazaFence. This is usually followed by reports of injuries from live ammo
#update: 170 protesters injured so far today during the #GreatReturnMarch protests. 69 of them evacuated to hospitals - #Gaza MoH
Between the #giroditalia & the #GreatReturnMarch
#update: 22 shot & injured by Israeli snipers so far during the #GreatReturnMarch protests in #Gaza. 1 in serious condition & 20 moderately wounded - Gaza MoH
#update: @IDFSpokesperson estimates 7,000 protesters participate in the #GreatReturnMarch protests today
BTW it is hot as hell here in Jaffa. I guess it is also the same in #Gaza
#update: @IDFSpokesperson confirms a 2nd drone was downed in #Gaza - via @news10
#Gaza MoH is again accusing the Israeli army of targeting medical personnel in the #GreatReturnMarch protests
#update: Palestinian cameraman injured in the shoulder during the #GreatReturnMarch protests in #Gaza today. Palestinian media say he was hit with a bullet
#BREAKING: @IDFSpokesperson says army stopped "2 attempts to breach the #GazaFence". Expect reports of casualties on the Palestinian side soon
#update: at least 350 protesters injured during the #GreatReturnMarch protests so far today - 42 of them shot by Israeli snipers. 3 are in serious condition & 42 moderately wounded. 21 minors & 3 women among the injured - #Gaza MoH
Here is a video of tear gas hitting an emergency point in one of the #GreatReturnMarch camps. Gaza MoH blames israeli forces of targeting ambulances & emergency points
#details on the types of injuries so far today in the #GreatReturnMarch protests:
42 Live Ammo
20 Rubber-coated bullets
11 Shrapnel
28 Others
47 Gas
​​- #Gaza MoH
#update: #Gaza MoH is urging the international community to intervene after Israeli forces targeted Palestinian personnel with tear gas during the #GreatReturnMarch & the attacks are preventing them from offering medical assistance to injured protesters
#BREAKING: 100s of protesters entered the Kerem Shalom crossing in southern #Gaza - eyewitnesses
#update: 431 protesters wounded so far today during the #GreatReturnMarch protests, among them 36 minors & 11 women. 70 shot by Israeli snipers. 3 in serious condition & 75 in moderate condition - #Gaza MoH
As reported, the Israeli army is using drones against the Molotov-kites over Gaza. Could it be the reason for the success of protesters in downing the drones? Here's a video of Israeli drone V Palestinian kite
#video: Palestinian protesters inside the Kerem Shalom crossing. @IDFSpokesperson says they are vandalizing the crossing.
According to Israeli army estimates 10,000 participating in the #GreatReturnMarch protests today - via @news10
The Israeli army says kites carrying explosives landed on the Israeli side of the #GazaFence this week. Army promises a technological solution to the kites
#photo: fire inside the Kerem Shalom crossing
#update: 3 Palestinians captured after crossing the #GazaFence
6th #GreatReturnMarch Friday: Israeli army claims 2 attempts to breach the #GazaFence stopped. Palestinians broke into Kerem Shalom crossing &vandalize it. At least 431 protesters wounded, 45 of them from live bullets. 3 in serious condition. But it's the 1st Friday w/o any death
#update: 1,143 protesters wounded today - 83 from live bullets. 3 in serious condition. 149 minors & 78 women injured. No Palestinian was killed today. Since the #GreatReturnMarch started, 47 Palestinian killed & over 8,000 wounded - #Gaza MoH
Recap: 1,143 Palestinians wounded today, 83 of them shot by Israeli snipers (#Gaza MoH), yet the Israeli army seemed more restrained than last Fridays. 2 attempts to "breach the #GazaFence" blocked w/o deaths.
Hoping the 3 seriously wounded protesters make it through the night
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