Organizers of nighttime protests in the besieged Gaza Strip have warned that they will escalate their activities, along the border fence, to pressure the Israeli occupation to lift its siege on the coastal enclave.
â€śIn light of the enemyâ€™s persistence in blockading the Gaza Strip and the mediatorsâ€™ foot-dragging, the night confusion units declare their intention to escalate their activities, which are held in the context of peaceful resistance,â€ť the organizers stated in a press release on Saturday.
They affirmed, according to Days of Palestine, that the current week would see massive nighttime protests along the eastern and northern border, adding that the activities, which would include the launch of inflaming balloons, would start daily at 7:00 pm and continue until dawn, in border areas near military posts and settlements.
They warned that they would make the life of settlers and soldiers near the border an unbearable hell until their leaders decided to end the siege.
â€śEither the blockade on Gaza ends or the communities living near the border leave,â€ť their statement underlined.
Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip, and continues into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.