GAZA CITY, Palestine

Hundreds of Palestinians across the Gaza Strip on Friday flocked to the security fence to participate in weekly anti-occupation protests known as the Great March of Return.

Protesters from across the Gaza Strip headed to the eastern areas of the coastal enclave carrying Palestinian flags high.

The Higher National Commission of the Great March of Return and Breaking of the Siege of Gaza, formed by Palestinian factions, named this Friday’s rallies “We are persistent.”

Almost 270 protesters have been martyred — and thousands more wounded — by Israeli forces at the security fence areas with Gaza since the

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