Incitement and Delegitimization

The Flotilla to the Gaza Strip – Update for May 24, 2018

On May 20, 2018, a flotilla to the Gaza Strip set off from Norway. The flotilla is organized by two umbrella organizations engaged in dispatching flotillas to the Gaza Strip as part of the campaigns to “break the siege” on the Gaza Strip (“Freedom Flotilla Coalition” and the “International Committee for Breaking the Siege of Gaza”). The flotilla includes four boats which are expected to reach Gaza by late July 2018.
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Following the events of the Great Return March, anti-Israeli activists in Europe are trying to organize a flotilla to the Gaza Strip (initial report)

Concurrently with the events of the Great Return March, the Freedom Flotilla Coalition, an umbrella framework of organizations engaged in sending flotillas to the Gaza Strip, announced that preparations were being made to send a flotilla to “break the siege” over the Gaza Strip (Al-Aqsa, April 15, 2018). The flotilla, which numbers several boats (currently four or five), is expected to depart for the Gaza Strip from several European countries (Twitter, PalInfo, April 9, 2018).
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 14 – 20, 2018)

This past week two deadly terrorist attacks were carried out killing a civilian and two IDF soldiers. In the northern Gaza Strip a number of IEDs exploded near the border security fence. Preparations continue for the "great return march.
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Preparations for the “Great Return March” – Update

Preparations continue in the Gaza Strip for a mass march to Israel's border (the "great return march"). To that end the Palestinian organizations operating in the Gaza Strip have organized a "national committee" which in turn appointed professional committees to promote events in the internal Palestinian and international arenas. The organizers' objective is to extend the scope of the events beyond the Gaza Strip and to promote marches not only in Gaza Strip but in Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 7 – 13, 2018)

This past week there were three shooting attacks at IDF posts in Samaria and the Benjamin region. In Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip demonstrations and riots continued. On March 13, 2018, an IED was exploded to attack a convoy in the Gaza Strip. In the convoy were Rami Hamdallah, the prime minister of the Palestinian national consensus government, and Majed Faraj, head of Palestinian General Intelligence.
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Recent Hamas-led campaign for mass popular marches to the Israeli border. The objective is to create Arab and international pressure to resolve the Gaza Strip’s international pressure to resolve the Gaza Strip’s economic hardship and to challenge Israel.

An idea has recently been examined in the Gaza Strip to organize mass "non-violent" protest marches to Israel's border, whose participants will attempt to break into Israeli territory. An idea was also proposed to set up a "return camp" near the border which will have a permanent presence of Palestinian marchers.
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