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It is not up to the UN to determine Palestinian resistance and narratives

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The Great Return March protests in the Gaza Strip have provided the foundations for Palestinians from which they can articulate their demands, away from the political bickering, opportunism and exploitation which has rendered the people dependent solely on their own determination to survive.

Since 30 March, they have not only exhibited their determination to persist in having their right of return acknowledged and implemented, but also exposed the divide between Palestinian aspirations and the international community’s misrepresentation of Palestinian demands. Two recent statements by UN officials testify to the international community’s refusal to recognise the latter.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the occupied Palestinian territory (OCHA) has diluted the ongoing Palestinian protests to a reflection over “increasing frustration over worsening conditions of daily life and the continued deprivation of basic human rights, alongside the lack........

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