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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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May 17, 2018
Read the story of the of 8-month-old Layla Ghandour, who died after breathing Israeli tear gas when her grandmother was holding her in the #GreatReturnMarch protest camp, 100s of meters away from the #GazaFence. By @declanwalsh
And if you want to see how does it look like when the new Israeli tear gas drones attack the #GreatReturnMarch protest camps, where families stay 100s of meters away from the #GazaFence, here is an example
@IDFSpokesperson admitted: #GreatReturnMarch is Palestinian PR success. But soldiers killed 100 protesters & nothing changed in Gaza.
Israel says Hamas doesn't want war.
Yesterday there were no protests
but more shots were fired at Israel than since the protests begun.
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May 14, 2018
Thanks to Trump's embassy move, #Nakba70 protests start a day early. Israeli army expects West Bank protests & 100,000 demonstrators in #Gaza, is preparing to use lethal force against them & again threatens to air bomb Gaza. 49 Palestinians killed & 9,545 wounded so far in Gaza
Here is a short #thread about the #Nakba
And here is my #thread about developments related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from yesterday
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May 13, 2018
Short #thread: Lies that Zionists tell themselves about the #Nakba
Myth: the Arabs attacked the Jews & lost & then escaped.
Reality: the ethnic cleansing of what later became Israel started before the Arab armies intervened or even before the British left. In fact, most Palestinian cities were conquered before the declaration of independence.
Myth: the small Jewish army won a miraculous victory against the much larger Arab armies.
Fact: the only army that equaled the Jewish army during the war was the British-trained Jordanian Legion, which generally respected the UN partition plan & didn't invade what became Israel.
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May 11, 2018
Today is the 7th Friday of the #GreatReturnMarch & the last 1 before #Nakba70 day. Last week was the 1st time Friday's protests w no deaths.
According to @ochaopt, 50 people died since March 30, 40 of them during the protests.
Not a single Israeli was hurt & not 1 rocket launched
Here is my #thread from yesterday about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict & the state of the "only democracy in the Middle East"
And here is my #thread about what happened last Friday
Read 44 tweets
May 10, 2018
Update: we are now in the same club as North Korea, Sudan & Iran
Clarification: the recommendation to deport @OmarSShakir was made by the liar-minister @giladerdan1, who is responsible for fighting *against* #BDS. I guess it was too complicated for him so now he's working to help #BDS
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May 10, 2018
#ICYMI: Iranian forces fired 20 rockets at Israeli army outposts on the Golan Heights last night. In response, Israeli military set out on an extensive retaliatory attack against Iranian targets, the largest Israeli attack in Syria since 1974
No casualties reported on the Israeli side. Several targets connected to the #IRGC & Hezbollah attacked by Israel. Syrian media claims dozens of Israeli missiles were intercepted. There are reports of casualties in Syria.
More bomb shelters opened in northern Israel
The rocket barrage from Syria was directed at Israeli army outposts on the Golan Heights, like the intelligence assessment that the Iranian response will be limited so it won't lead to war. It is the 1st time Israel blames Iran directly for an attack on its territory
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