On April 6, tens of thousands of Palestinians protested near the so-called security fence around the Gaza Strip to commemorate the Land Day, according to the Lebanese al-Mayadeen TV.
Palestinian activists said that the protestors burned dozens of tires around the separation fence in an attempt to blind Israeli Army snipers. In return, the Israel Army deployed several fire trucks and large fans to put out the fire and push the smoke away.
According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, four protestors have been killed by Israeli Army snipers so far. 252 others have been reportedly injured with live bullets or tear gas fired by the Israeli Army.
General Commander of the Palestinian Hamas Movement in the Gaza Strip Yahya Sinwar praised the protests and said that the situation in Gaza is about to “explode in the face of the Israeli occupation.”
“Will not abandon the national project, we went out today and we will go out in the upcoming days and we will surprise our people, may they wait for our imminent march,” Sinwar said, according to al-Mayadeen.
12 Palestinians were killed by Israeli Army snipers during March 30 protests in the Gaza Strip. With the Palestinian-Israeli negotiation de-facto collapses, the crisis may trigger more violence in the region. According to some experts, this dangerous situation is a direct result of US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize the city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.