Palestine Unbound
Keywords: 
Land Day
Great March of Return
Israeli snipers
Jerusalem
Gaza
social media
civilian casualties
Abstract: 

Palestinians dealt with a confluence of events this quarter (16 February-15 May 2018) that kept interrelated issues alive on social media platforms. Land Day and the seventieth year of the 1948 Nakba were marked by the Great March of Return in Gaza, launched on 30 March, and the symbolic opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem on 14 May. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip staged weeks-long protests against the ten-year Israeli siege of the enclave and demanded the right of return for refugees. Others in the occupied Palestinian territories and in Israel took to the streets in solidarity and also to protest the relocation of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.

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