02 July 2018

Palestinian organisations in Gaza are calling upon all people of conscience around the world, to make posters of the fallen heroes of the recent Great March of Return and plaster these all over global cities and towns, especially opposite Israeli and American embassies. The activists believe the action that will greatly benefit the visibility of the Palestinian cause.

PDF files of the fallen demonstrators can be found here : https://tinyurl.com/y96mb76m

Organisers have requested that activists who use this material should send pictures or videos of their solidarity action along with a with statement of support for the Right of Return and the Great March of Return to: greatmarchsolidarity@gmail.com

The Palestinian activists have bemoaned that their peaceful protest has been receiving less and less media coverage, following the initial reporting of the massacre that Israel carried out against the action.

“Yet more and more of us are being killed every day. Gaza has been bombarded night and day too. Since the start of the Great March of Return, over 135 unarmed protesters have been shot dead and more than 14,000 wounded by the occupation forces, including children, medical staff, journalists, and the disabled. Gaza’s health system has been pushed to the brink of collapse, as hospitals struggle to handle an influx of serious and life-threatening injuries. Help keep the freedom of Palestinians and the right to return in the spotlight!”

The call has been supported by a number of grassroots organisations in Occupied Gaza:
Great March of Return-Steering Committee
The Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU)
University Teachers’ Association in Palestine
Palestinian Students’ Campaign for the Academic Boycott of Israel Al-Aqsa University
One Democratic State Group
Voices Against Israeli Apartheid