Why These Diaspora Palestinians Protested for the First Time During Gaza War

Maria Rashed
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The 11-day flare-up between Israel and Islamists militants in Gaza saw numerous pro-Palestinian demonstrations take place worldwide, the biggest such protests since the Israel-Hamas war in the summer of 2014. Many diaspora Palestinians were present, including some who do not regard themselves as politically active. Three Palestinians who live abroad and took part in the demonstrations tell Haaretz why they felt compelled to join in, some for the first time in their lives.

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