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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
The Israeli army is estimating that today's #GreatReturnMarch protests will be limited - saving energies for the main protests next week. The army is preparing for protests all along the #GazaFence next week - @YediotAhronot
Well, Israeli culture minister @regev_miri is selling the "Jerusalem dress" she wore for the #CannesFilmFestival opening ceremony last year - to "collect money for Jerusalem". Any bidders?
#update: Israeli forces are firing at protesters near the #GazaFence - Palestinian media
#update: Israeli right-winger traveled to the #GazaFence earlier today & tried flying a Molotov-kite to burn fields in Gaza. The kite landed in a field on the Israeli side of the fence & started a fire. The man was arrested
#BREAKING: a Palestinian shot & wounded by Israeli soldiers near the #GazaFence - Palestinian media
Amusing: video of the failed attempt to send a Molotov-kite to burn fields in #Gaza
#update: 2 Palestinians wounded from live Israeli fire, few others injured from rubber-coated bullets& few dozens treated for tear gas exposure,including journalists. Palestinians fly kites towards Israel & Israeli drones are taking them down - Palestinian media
Listen to the story of 16-year-old Randa about the abuse she & her friends & siblings are suffering at the hands of Israeli settlers on their way to school in the West Bank
Update: Palestinian journalist wounded from a direct tear gas canister hit to the leg near the #GazaFence.
#reminder: Israel is testing tear gas drones against the #GreatReturnMarch protesters
#update: 4 Palestinians wounded from Israeli live bullets, 1 in serious condition, near the #GazaFence & 2 others shot in protests in the West Bank - Palestinian media.
#Gaza MoH reports treating dozens of protesters
#update: German journalist wounded near the #GazaFence - Palestinian media
#BREAKING: Palestinian shot in the head by Israeli soldiers near the #GazaFence. Earlier protesters managed to remove a piece of the barbed wire the Israeli army placed inside #Gaza. Women & children among the wounded - Palestinian media
"Greater stability". Sure...
#BREAKING: the Palestinian shot in the head near the #GazaFence is a 16-year old kid & he's in critical condition - Palestinian media. There's an awful photo of him with a hole in his face. I'll refrain from sharing
#update: another journalist injured from a direct tear gas canister hit near the #GazaFence. It is the 3rd journalist wounded so far today - Palestinian media
#update: 36 protesters injured so far today in the #GreatReturnMarch in #Gaza - 4 are in serious condition - Gaza MoH
#update: some Palestinian media are reporting a protester died after he was shot near the #GazaFence. So far the #Gaza MoH is denying the report
#update: protesters managed to take down an Israeli army drone near the #GazaFence - Palestinian media
#BREAKING: 1st Palestinian killed today: a 40-tear-old protester died after he was shot in the chest by Israeli soldiers near the #GazaFence - #Gaza MoH
#update: 1 protester killed & 167 wounded, 7 in serious condition, during the #GreatReturnMarch so far today - Gaza MoH. @IDFSpokesperson estimates 5,000 Palestinians are protesting along the #GazaFence
#update: 2 more protesters wounded from Israeli fire - Palestinian media
#video: evacuation of the 1st of at least 4 journalists injured during the #GreatReturnMarch protests today in #Gaza, Among them @AbujomaaGaza & a German journalist - Palestinian media
#update: a 40-year-old protester killed & 448 injured so far during the #GreatReturnMarch protests in Gaza today - #Gaza MoH
112 wounded from live Israeli fire
11 in critical/serious condition
25 minors & 7 women injured
#update: 1 Israeli soldier lightly wounded in a suspected car-ramming attack near a West Bank settlement
#update: Israeli soldiers fired towards a group of Palestinians near the #GazaFence. At least 1 wounded - Palestinian media
#update: at least 1 protester killed & 731 wounded, 305 of them hospitalized, during the #GreatReturnMarch protests today - #Gaza MoH
38 minors & 12 women wounded
146 injured from live bullets
13 in serious/critical condition
3 paramedics & 4 journalists injured
According to @IDFSpokesperson, 15,000 Palestinians participated in the #GreatReturnMarch protests today.
The Israeli army also shared footage of the events near the #GazaFence today. Can't see in the video anything that explains why over 100 protesters shot by Israel soldiers
#photo: @HamasInfoEn leader Ismail Haniya participated in the #GreatReturnMarch protests today
#update: Palestinian media report protesters again breached the Kerem Shalom crossing. Last week protesters stormed the Gazan side of the crossing & burned stuff. Israeli propaganda celebrated the footage
Israeli forces fired tear gas towards the protest area where Hamas leader Ismail Haniya is - Palestinian media
Israeli army official briefed journalists & said the army expects "more violent protests" against the US embassy opening in Jerusalem on Monday - in Gaza & the West Bank.
Translation: Israeli army is expected to use more violence during the protests Monday
#photos: Palestinian protesters inside the Kerem Shalom crossing
"We cannot turn our backs on #Gaza"
#recap: the 7th #GreatReturnMarch Friday protests: 1 protester killed & 973 wounded today.
Since the protests started on March 30, 48 Palestinians killed & over 9,500 wounded - #Gaza MoH.
Not a single Israeli injured & not 1 rocket launched from Gaza during that period

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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 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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May 4, 2018
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)…
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