US senator Bernie Sanders on Sunday denounced the Israeli army’s killing of Palestinian demonstrators during Gaza’s Great March of Return on Friday.
Sanders wrote on Twitter, “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.”
“Meanwhile, the situation in Gaza remains a humanitarian disaster. The US must play a more positive role in ending the Gaza blockade and helping Palestinians and Israelis build a future that works for all,” he added.
Sanders was one of the first US politicians to speak publicly about the Israeli violence against Friday’s march.
Sanders’ statements came after videos of Israeli occupation forces shooting at peaceful protesters went viral on social media, including a video of a Palestinian teenager being shot by an Israeli sniper in the head.
At least 16 Palestinians were killed and over 1,400 injured after being directly shot by the Israeli occupation forces while marching for their right of return along Gaza’s eastern border fence with the 1948 occupied Palestinian territories.
(Source / 01.04.2018)