A group of Palestinian activists calling themselves “Activists of the Intifada” organised a rally on Wednesday in front of the European Union head office in the Gaza Strip to demand both recognition and protection of their rights.
The activists called to attention their plight as Palestinian citizens who cannot access the lands and other facilities in their home country, and demanded that their rights be protected from Israeli violations.
They consider moving freely in and out of the Gaza Strip to be an inherited right protected by all human rights conventions, and they blamed the Israeli occupation for the siege on the Gaza Strip, calling for the EU to work on lifting the “aggressive blockade”.
The activists also called for similar rallies within the borders of the Gaza Strip and on the other side of the Green Line in occupied Palestine.
To protest against Israeli restrictions on Palestinian access to the sea, the activists said that they are planning to organise a sea trip that sails beyond the six miles perimeter permitted by the Israeli occupation.
MEMO Photographer: Mohammed Asad