The Great March of Return began as Ahmed Abu Artema’s dream – a dream to “fly free like birds” over Israel’s militarized fence encaging Gaza. The dream turned into reality when tens of thousands of Palestinian refugees braved sniper fire for the freedom to return to their homes and land Israel banned them from. (What is the Great Return March? How it started? The goals.)
Two-thirds of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are refugees displaced from their homes during the creation of Israel in 1948. Decades later, Gazans are still demanding to return to their lands. This is the story of the Great March of Return.