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Bildet: Palestinere i bønn langs grensegjerdet fredag 30 mars. Foto: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters/Scanpix

15 palestinere ble drept og 1100 såret da anslagsvis 30.000 palestinere forsøkte å storme grensen mot Israel fredag. Israelerne brukte skarpe skudd og gummikuler.

Demonstrasjonen kalles March of Return og skal pågå i seks uker.

14 Gazans said killed, 1,100 hurt in clashes at massive border protest

Ingenting skjer i Gaza som ikke Hamas har godkjent. Israelerne oppdaget en syv år gammel jente som ble sendt mot grensegjerdet. Israelerne oppdaget hva som holdt på å skje, og unngikk at hun ble skadet.

The IDF did not confirm the Hamas figures, but said it faced “violent terrorism” at the border fence. The army said the organizers of the protests were deliberately trying to place civilians in harm’s way, and cited an incident in which it said a seven-year-old girl was sent to the security fence in an apparent cynical attempt to draw Israeli fire, but was spotted by troops who realized what was happening and ensured she was not hurt.

Palestinerne var samlet på seks forskjellige steder. De prøvde seg. To gikk mot grensen og åpnet ild. Israelerne besvarte ilden. Israelerne ønsker å svare proporsjonalt, ikke eskalere situasjonen.

Men dette var bare første dag. Israelerne er forberedt på rakettangrep.

The demonstrations marked the beginning of the Palestinians’ return to “all of Palestine,” Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said in a speech in Gaza City.

Det er en åpen krigserklæring mot Israel, og Haniyeh vet det.

“We are here to declare today that our people will not agree to keep the right of return only as a slogan,” he said.

Haniyeh added that the March of Return was also aimed at sending a message to US President Donald Trump to the effect that the Palestinians will not give up their right to Jerusalem and “Palestine.”

Palestinerne forlanger ikke bare at de som rømte i 1948 skal få vende tilbake, men også deres etterkommere, hvilket vil si millioner av mennesker. Det ville ødelagt Israel slik vi kjenner det og er et krav Israel aldri vil kunne gå med på. Likevel har hverken PLO eller Hamas gi slipp på det.

At previous peace talks, the Palestinians have always demanded, along with sovereignty in the West Bank, Gaza, East Jerusalem and the Old City, a “right of return” to Israel for Palestinian refugees who left or were forced out of Israel when it was established. The Palestinians demand this right not only for those of the hundreds of thousands of refugees who are still alive — a figure estimated in the low tens of thousands — but also for their descendants, who number in the millions.

President Mahmoud Abbas erklærte lørdag for å være en sorgens dag og ba FN om å beskytte palestinerne.

The PA Ministry of Information accused Israel of targeting “peaceful” marches with live ammunition and said this was proof of the need to provide international protection for the Palestinians. The ministry praised Palestinians for heeding calls to take part in demonstrations marking the 42nd anniversary of Land Day in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.