Video: Dreaming of Freedom

10 Sep

VIDEO: – Great March of Return: Dreaming of Freedom.

The Great March of Return began as Ahmed Abu Artema’s dream – a dream to “fly free like birds” over Israel’s militarized fence encaging Gaza. The dream turned into reality when tens of thousands of Palestinian refugees braved sniper fire for the freedom to return to their homes and land Israel banned them from.

Over the past 24 weeks 174 unarmed Palestinians have been shot dead by Israel snipers during the weekly boundary fence protests. Over 19,000 have been injured. Two more died, including Belal Mustafa Khafaja, 17, after being shot in the chest by an Israeli sniper. Health officials said 210 protesters were wounded, including 15 children. The dreams and the protests grow.

This video shows the moment another boy, Ahmed Misbah Abu Taylor (16), was fatally shot after appearing to throw a stone towards the heavily fortified boundary fence during last Friday’s protest: :

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