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Gazans lay out new strategy for return marches

Palestinians resumed the marches of return on the Israel-Gaza border after they were halted for weeks.
Palestinians shout during clashes with Israeli troops, during a tent city protest along the Israel border with Gaza, demanding the right to return to their homeland, the southern Gaza Strip March 30, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa - RC1AF1973D70
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Higher National Commission for the Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege announced Dec. 26 the end of the weekly marches of return, saying they will now be held once a month or during national holidays. The commission added that the marches will be halted for a three-month period to prepare for the holding of the first march of the new year, to be held March 30, 2020, on the occasion of Palestinian Land Day. 

The commission stated that the decision to make the marches into a monthly rather than weekly event came after weeks of discussion and analysis of how to best serve the interests of the people.

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