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Palestinian activists move tents 50 meters closer to security fence in Gaza

April 19, 2018 4:45 P.M. (Updated: April 20, 2018 3:47 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Local activists in Gaza announced on Thursday that they had moved tents that were set up along the border with Israel as part of the “Great March of Return,” had been moved 50 meters closer to the border.

The committee in charge of the “Great March of Return” announced that they had moved the “tents of return” 50 meters closer towards the border “as a message of persistence from our people to the world that we are moving forwards towards our rightful goals.”

The activists added that the tents had been set up between 500-700 meters away from the border line.

Thursday marked the 20th day of protests since the “Great March of Return” began in the besieged Gaza Strip, as hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees demanded their collective right of return to their homelands in was is present-day Israel.

Since the massive popular demonstrations began, at least 36 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces. Among the dead were two minors and a journalist.

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