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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.
Over 3,000 Palestinians were shot by Israeli snipers since the #GreatReturnMarch started on March 30. Here is a glimpse at the damage those sniper bullets are causing
#ICYMI Israeli media made headlines from Hamas official bragging that 50 of the 60 protesters killed Monday were "Hamas members".
2 questions:
1. Are we supposed to believe Hamas now?
2. How does their political affiliation change the fact that they were shot unarmed
More on the same subject:
#watch: a man with his face blurred repeating Israeli propaganda in Arabic
And a #thread about the latest Israeli ppropaganda efforts. Amid all the noise, please rememer 1 thing: Israel haven't provided evidence that the any of the 100+ protesters shot to death by Israeli snipers were armed
Dear Israeli snipers, were you that afraid of a 14-year-old girl carrying wire cutters that you had to shoot her in the head?
#reminder: @IDFSpokesperson claims every sniper bullet shot is approved by a senior army officer…
#update: since the #GreatReturnMarch started, 2 journalists in Gaza were killed & 137 wounded, 30 of them from Israeli live fire. Reporters Without Borders asks ICC to investigate Israel war crimes against journalists - info-graphics via @okbi7b
"a crowd of about 5,000 to 7,000 protesters went to the *****. The ***** opened fire on the crowd, killing 69 people. Some state that the crowd had been hurling stones at the ****, & that the shooting started when the crowd started advancing toward the fence"
humanitarian coordinator: "The situation in Gaza is devastating & the crisis is far from over. For every person killed & injured, there is a family and a network of friends affected... the impacts of recent violence will be felt for months and years to come"
In which Hamas acknowledges having contacts with the Israeli government (& Israeli reports say more than prisoner exchange was discussed)
#clarification: the #GreatReturnMarch is a civil protest movement supported by all Palestinian factions. Hamas endorsed it & tries to take credit for it for 2 reasons:
To gain points in the fight against the PA
To quell criticism inside #Gaza about the way it runs the Strip
Oh, & a new @IDFSpokesperson video "summarizes" what the 1000s of cameras around the #GazaFence captures past 8 weeks in #Gaza.
Notice what's missing:
guns on the Palestinian side

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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
Read 65 tweets
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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