Elliott Abrams, the convicted war criminal behind many U.S. interventionist policies, was also behind the coup against a democratically elected Hamas in Palestine in 2007.
'On March 30, 1976, thousands of Palestinians demonstrated against the Israeli government’s confiscation of 21,000 dunams (5,189 acres of Palestinian lands). The occupying country responded to the protest by killing six young Palestinians.
Since then, Palestinians all over the world commemorate March 30 as Land Day. Now, 43 years later, Palestinians are still protesting. Thousands of people have been occupying the frontier at the border between Israel and the blockaded Gaza Strip to demand the return of Palestinian refugees to the land from where they were displaced by the establishment of the state of Israel.
The 43 Land Day also marks the one-year anniversary of the Great March of Return which began March 30, 2018. In a year of weekly protests, more than 200 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli occupying forces.
But this persistent motivation behind such organized demonstrations comes in part as a rejection to the Israeli military blockade against Gaza that was imposed more than 12 years ago in summer 2007, just months after the United States and Israel orchestrated a Fatah-staged coup against the democratically elected Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas in Palestine.
Elliott Abrams, the convicted war criminal and the man U.S. President Donald Trump appointed to lead his regime change ambitions in Venezuela, was one of the masterminds of that very coup against Hamas that lead to the civil war between the two biggest Palestinian factions, the repercussions of which continue to be felt to this day.'
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