Gaza One Year On: the Great March of Return
The Palestinian Return Centre invites you to a side-event onboard of the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva to discuss the deteriorating situation in the occupied and blockaded Gaza Strip. The UN Commission of Inquiry into the 2018 protests found that Israeli authorities "may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity" in targeting unarmed Palestinians. One year on since the Great March of Return began Palestinians continue to demand an end to siege and for their right of return to be implemented.
Wednesday 20 March 2018 at 11:00-12:00 Room XXII
Human Rights Council, United Nations Geneva Office, Palais Des Nations
Dr. Ghassan Abu Sitta, is founder of the Conflict Medicine Program at the American University of Beirut, and has been a war surgeon throughout Europe and the Middle East. Dr. Abu Sitta travelled to Gaza to help treat wounded protesters and worked there in May 2018 in what turned out to be the bloodiest period of the Great March of Return.
Pietro Stefanini, Researcher and Advocacy Coordinator at the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC). Stefanini submitted a report to the UN Commission of Inquiry into the 2018 Gaza protests based on testimonies of injured Palestinian during the Great March of Return
Daniela Dongues, Civil Peace Worker for Palestine