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Thousands of People March for Palestine in London

14 May 2019

Both the crossing of Erez, intended for the passage of people; Like Karm Abu Salem, established for goods, are open and operate according to the arragements and deadlines established above, local authorities confirmed. Israel also lifted its ban on fishing boats operating off of Gaza's coast on Friday.

In his statement, Corbyn condemned "ongoing human rights abuses by Israeli forces", referring obliquely to "last week's escalation of violence" without any specific mention of the unprovoked rocket onslaught launched by Palestinian terror groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

A new agreement was brokered which reportedly includes tens of millions of Qatari aid to Gaza as part of a package to ease Israel's crippling blockade of the strip.

Israel did not publicly confirm the deal.

"Security incidents can occur well beyond Gaza ... and at any time, as demonstrated by the May 3-5 rocket attacks in southern Israel, including the cities of Ashdod, Ashkelon, and Be'er Sheva, and the March 14 and March 25 rocket attacks in central Israel", it said.

Gazans have held weekly rallies since March 2018, primarily to draw worldwide attention to the dire living conditions. It ended with a cease-fire brokered by Egypt and helped by the United Nations and Qatar.

"What really happened that day", reads a description on the BBC website.

Al-Ayyam and al-Quds said that hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of London on Saturday in solidarity with Palestinian people who are commemorating the 71st anniversary of the Palestinian exodus, or the Nakba of 1948 when about 700,000 Palestinians were forced out of their homes by Jewish militias.

On Sunday, Israel officially kicked off the Eurovision week in Tel Aviv, with thousands of police, Magen David Adom medics and stewards being deployed to the Eurovision village as some 300,000 tourists expected to visit the city during the week-long event.

Israel and Hamas have fought three wars since 2008 and analysts fear another round remains likely. The UN has said that the territory will become unlivable by 2020.

Thousands of People March for Palestine in London