The Great Return March

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Israeli troops killed at least 15 Palestinians and injured more than 1,400 on Friday, March 30, during demonstrations along Gaza’s border and in cities throughout the Palestinian enclave. The demonstrations are scheduled to take place for six weeks along the border of Gaza, and have been called the "Great Return March." This area has been subject to an 11-year illegal blockade by Israel and Egypt. The demonstrations are planned to continue until May 15, the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the state of Israel, al Nakba (Catastrophe) Day.

On today’s program, APC speaks with visiting Palestinian activist and militant, Huwaida Arraf. Huwaida is in Australia as a guest of the annual international Marxism conference organised by Socialist Alternative and held in Melbourne Australia every Easter.

Also on the show, the regular round up of news from around the region.

Image: Kim Bullimore, Palestinian solidarity activist, and one of the organizers of the Gaza solidarity rally in Melbourne on April 7, 2018 at State Library.

Asia Pacific Currents is broadcast from Community Radio 3CR in Melbourne, Australia, and is the radio show of Australia Asia Worker Links.

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