What is the vision behind Palestine's Great March of Return protests?
On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with Palestinian journalist and refugee Ahmed Abu Artema and scholar and policy analyst Jehad Abusalim.
Ahmed Abu Artema was one of the original organizers of the Gaza Great March of Return, a mass protest that called for the right of return for Palestinian refugees and an end to the siege imposed on the Gaza Strip by Israel. A United Nationsl report found that Israeli forces killed 183 Palestinians, including 35 children, and shot 6,000. How do activists envision the restoration of Palestinian rights through nonviolent protest?
Ahmed Abu Artema, Palestinian journalist, poet, activist and refugee, and an organizer of the Gaza Great March of Return
Jehad Abusalim, scholar and policy analyst from Gaza, PhD candidate in Hebrew & Judaic Studies and History at New York University
Noam Perry, program associate with the Economic Activism program of the American Friends Service Committee
Middle East Eye: Gaza: The Palestinians who died during the Great March of Return
New York Times: I Helped Start the Gaza Protests. I Don’t Regret It.