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Gaza protests: All the latest updates

Palestinians mark 70 years since the ethnic cleansing of their homeland during the creation of Israel.

Razan al-Najjar (R) reacting to tear gas during an April 1 rally in the southern Gaza Strip [File: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters]

For more than two months, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have been protesting along the fence with Israel demanding their right to return to the homes and land their families were expelled from 70 year ago.

The Great March of Return rallies culminated on May 15 to mark what Palestinians refer to as the Nakba, or “catastrophe” – a reference to Israel’s establishment in 1948 and when 750,000 Arabs were removed from Palestine.

The mass Friday demonstrations have since continued.

Since the protests began on March 30, Israeli forces have killed at least 121 Palestinians in the besieged coastal enclave and wounded more than 13,000 people.

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