Right to return drives Palestinians' new form of protest

Palestinian activists use mirrors to blind Israeli soldiers at the Israel-Gaza border, in the southern Gaza Strip, on April 2, 2018.
Palestinian activists use mirrors to blind Israeli soldiers at the Israel-Gaza border, in the southern Gaza Strip, on April 2, 2018.PHOTO: REUTERS

Fifteen men from the Gaza Strip have launched a campaign that will confront Israel with one of the biggest challenges 70 years after its foundation.

Last Friday was meant to be the opening shot of the Committee for the Great March of Return. It proved to be Gaza's bloodiest day since the last war ended in 2014. Tens of thousands protested at the border with Israel, and violent clashes saw 18 Palestinians die and hundreds more injured.

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