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Will the intensity of the return marches decline?

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19.10.2018

The Israeli occupation has made great efforts, especially in recent days, to achieve its goal of weakening the activities of the return marches, taking advantage of what is widely considered a fault within the Palestinian front, i.e. the launching of rockets. The Israeli efforts included a soft war in which it used its diplomacy, statements, positions and public threats, accompanied by military activity along the border with Gaza. Will this lead to a tactical or strategic retreat in the return marches?

Israel’s actual behaviour on the ground indicates that the occupying state is prepared to absorb a certain type of protests on the separation barrier, provided that they do not include intense firing of incendiary balloons, penetrations of the fence and throwing explosive devices, i.e., they do not involve a high level of escalation, but rather limited friction. This allows the oppressed Palestinians in Gaza to protest and express their anger at the continued........

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