GAZA CITY – Thousands of Palestinians on Friday in Gaza near the border with Israel, met on the first day of a weeks long protest. With the so-called ‘march of return’ demands to the activists that the Palestinians living in the past, the area fled, may return in what is now Israel.
The protest was organized by the radical Hamas movement, which claims to be the right of return of the hundreds of thousands of refugee Palestinians and their descendants. It is intended that there to may 15 daily demonstrates. Israel rejects the return because then the Jewish population the majority would lose.
Israel has taken various measures in connection with the protests. So are about a hundred snipers along the border, standing and barbed wire.