Mark Seddon is live with Great March of Return co-founder Ahmed Abu Artema.
Ahmed describes the weekly 18-month March as a 'Scream for Life' by the people of Gaza in this illuminating Al Jazeera documentary: https://www.aljazeera.com/program/epi...
But what impact did the Great March of Return have on the outside world ? Did it draw global attention to the suffering of the people of Gaza? Or was it grossly misrepresented in the media? And what impact did the March have on the people of Gaza themselves?
The UN reported that over 270 Palestinians were killed and 36,143 injured (over 7,000 with live ammunition), with hundreds of amputations and tens of thousands of traumatised participants and family members. Can it really be considered a success?
More recently the International Criminal Court announced it will be investigating Israel for potential war crimes, including crimes committed against Palestinians participating in the Great March of Return. Is this a source of hope for Palestinians in Gaza searching for justice?