In the past few weeks, Palestinian women have been at the front lines of protests at the Gaza border.
Ektemal Hamad, head of the Women’s Committee of the Higher National Commission for the Great March of Return, wrote in a post on Facebook:
Gazan women have been quite visible in the current popular mobilization at the Gaza border, which began on March 30, coinciding with Land Day.
However, women groups have been pushing for a leadership position at the rallies, thus the designation of April 20 as the ‘Women’s March for Gaza.’
On April 10, the Women’s Committee organized a campaign, in which Gaza women released balloons bearing the names of villages from which nearly a million Palestinian were displaced in 1947-48.
Source: Palestine Chronicle