News Alerts

25 Mar 2019 | 07:44 AM UTC

Israel/Palestinian Terr.: Protests planned for Gaza march anniversary Mar. 29-30 /update 51

Israel News Alert

Thousands of Gazans to participate in protest at Gazan-Israeli border on March 29-30 on anniversary of Great March of Return; clashes with security forces expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/22/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/30/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Jerusalem). COUNTRY/REGION West Bank

Read all related news alert(s):


Organizers of the "Great March of Return" are calling on Gazans to participate in mass protests to mark the anniversary of the movement on Saturday, March 30, with large demonstrations also expected at the Gazan-Israeli border fence on Friday, March 29. Protest organizers claim that an estimated 1 million people will take part in the marches. Israel Defense Forces (IDF) will deploy additional troops along the border at protest locations. Clashes with security forces, including the use of live ammunition, tear gas, and projectiles, is expected. Airborne incendiary devices and rockets targeting southern and central Israel cannot be ruled out and a strong IDF response is also possible.


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened to strongly retaliate for a rocket attack targeting central Israel on Monday, March 29, that wounded seven people. Netanyahu is seeking reelection in parliamentary general elections on April 9.

Palestinian protesters have rallied weekly at the Gaza border fence since March 30, 2018. More than 260 Palestinians have been killed during these protests and an estimated 29,000 more have been wounded.


Individuals in Israel and Gaza are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests and large demonstrations due to the risk of violence, and seek shelter in the event of airstrikes or rockets. Some Western governments advise their citizens against all travel to the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and Israeli border regions.


Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news