Gazans on Friday are preparing to take part in weekly protests at the border with the occupied territories.
The Higher National Commission for the Great Return March called for wide participation in the 76th week of protests, which is under the slogan “Uprising of Al-Aqsa and Prisoners.”
The commission said the protest this week is to aimed at marking the 19th anniversary of Al-Aqsa Uprising (or Second Intifada) which erupted on September 28, 2000.
The protest is also aimed at voicing solidarity with Palestinian detainees at Israeli jails, the commission said, calling on protesters to abide by the peacefulness of the weekly march.
Palestinians in Gaza have been demonstrating as part of the Great March of Return for more than a year, since March 30 2018, calling for an end to the crippling 11-year Israeli blockade of the small coastal enclave, as well as the implementation of the right of return for Palestinian refugees, who form an overwhelming majority of Gaza’s population.
More than 300 Palestinians in Gaza have been martyred and some 26,000 injured since the demonstrations began, mostly by Israeli fire during protests but also by air and tank strikes.
Source: Palestinian media