WATCH LIVE: 5 WOUNDED BY LIVE FIRE ALONG GAZAN BORDER AS "GREAT RETURN MARCH" PROTEST BEGINS | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

WATCH LIVE: 5 WOUNDED BY LIVE FIRE ALONG GAZAN BORDER AS "GREAT RETURN MARCH" PROTEST BEGINS

After more than 20 Palestinians were killed during protests along the Gaza border fence last Friday, all of whom were subsequently labeled as violent terrorists by the IDF, and hundreds more were wounded (many of them under the age of 18), thousands of Gazans marched to the border for the latest in a series of planned demonstrations leading up to the anniversary of Israel's founding on May 15.

Palestinians have a much different interpretation of that day: For them, it's the anniversary of the Nakba (literally "catastrophe") when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were forced from their land during the establishment of Israel.

The demonstrations, deemed "the Great Return March" by their organizers, are meant to agitate for "the right of return" - the ability for Palestinians to return to their ancestors' land.

Despite urging from the United Nations to ensure that the IDF refrains from using unnecessary lethal force, Israeli forces are once again hurling tear gas and using other "riot dispersal means" to handle crowds at five locations along the border, according to a series of tweets from the IDF.

Since this morning, hundreds of Palestinians have been rioting in five locations along the Gaza-Israel border. IDF troops are responding with riot dispersal means and fire in accordance with the rules of engagement.

— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) April 6, 2018

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Palestinians understand the optics of these demonstrations far better than do their Israeli counterparts.

And because of this, I am very fearful that the next wave of Palestinian demonstrators... may well be women and children.

Hamas, please; do not allow this to happen; the IDF is very keen about exterminating the future of a potential Palestinian state, and the IDF would love nothing more then to have the opportunity to kill Palestinian women and chilren without mercy.

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