Using social media, many reacted to the Israeli violence at the Gaza borders, and to the killing of at least 18 Palestinians and wounding of over 1,000 more who were peacefully protesting, demanding their right of return.
Barbara Lee, U.S. Representative for California: ‘Deeply concerned’
Deeply concerned about of the killings of peaceful Palestinian protests on Gaza border. The US and international community must come together immediately to put an end to this conflict and work to improve conditions for the people of #Gaza.https://t.co/BpQxQZjc0u
— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) April 4, 2018
Betty McCollum, U.S. Representative for Minnesota: ‘Horrified’
I am horrified by the tragic wounding & killing of Palestinian protesters in Gaza last Friday. Attacks on peaceful Palestinian protesters must end, and the U.S. & the international community must do more to support a resolution to the conflict. https://t.co/gloUgvPmpD
— Rep. Betty McCollum (@BettyMcCollum04) April 2, 2018
Pope Francis: ‘Defenseless being killed in the Holy Land’
— Ahram Online (@ahramonline) April 1, 2018
PCP (Partido Comunista Português): ‘Brutal violence’
PCP condena "massacre" na fronteira de Gaza com Israel https://t.co/Qt9slqi4D7
— Eduardo Gaspar (@gaseduardo) April 1, 2018
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders: ‘Tragic’
The killing of Palestinian demonstrators by Israeli forces in Gaza is tragic. It is the right of all people to protest for a better future without a violent response.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) March 31, 2018
UK Labor Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn: ‘Appalling’
The killing and wounding by Israeli forces of civilians demonstrating for Palestinian rights in Gaza is appalling.
The UK Government must make its voice heard on the urgency of a genuine settlement for peace and justice.
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) March 31, 2018
Hip hop artist Chuck D (Public Enemy front man is also a supporter of the Palestinian cultural boycott call).
Why doesn't the government of Israel understand in 2018 that this planet must be shared by all human beings ?
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) March 31, 2018
Labour MP for Tottenham, Campaigner and Former Minister: ‘Massacre’
Horrified by the massacre of peaceful protestors in Gaza by Israeli forces. UK government must condemn this horrendous atrocity. https://t.co/CtyNxYVzYM
— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) March 31, 2018
Josh Ruebner, Author: ‘Bloodbath’
Breaking news: Israel turned a peaceful protest of Palestinians along Gaza's border into a bloodbath after opening fire on unarmed demonstrators, killing at least 12 Palestinians.
— Josh Ruebner (@joshruebner) March 30, 2018
Russian Foreign Ministry: ‘Indiscriminate use of force against civilians’
— RT (@RT_com) March 31, 2018
Lara Friedman, President, Foundation for Middle East Peace.
So the next time someone asks, “Where is the Palestinian Million Man March” remind them that Israel responded to Palestinians rallying on their own side of the Israel-Gaza border were met with snipers.
— Lara Friedman (@LaraFriedmanDC) March 30, 2018
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