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2019 Gaza economic protests
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The 2019 Gaza economic protests,[4][2] dubbed as We Want to Live protests,[1] began on February, initiating with the popular call "We want to live" by a group of politically unaffiliated media activists.[4] The group has been nicknamed the 14th March movement.[2] The protests aim at high costs of living and tax hikes in the Gaza Strip.
2019 Gaza economic protests
Part of 2018–2021 Arab protests and Fatah–Hamas conflict[1]
Date14 March 2019 – 18 March 2019 (four days)[2]
LocationGaza Strip
Caused by
Opposition to Hamas regime and corruption in the Gaza Strip
Goals
  • Reducing cost of living
  • Reducing taxation
Resulted in
Hamas security cracks down on the protesters
Parties to the civil conflict
Protesters
Government
Lead figures
Casualties
Injuries1+ wounded[1]
The protests were met with violence by the rulingHamas, which dispatched security forces to disperse protesters.[4] Several human rights organisations and political factions have denounced attacks on protesters by Hamas security forces.[4] The protests were described as the most severe anti-regime protests in Gaza since the Hamas takeover in 2007.[2]
See also
References
  1. ^ a b c Hass, Amira (19 March 2019). "Fatah Spokesman in Gaza Attacked by Masked Assailants Amid Protests" – via Haaretz.
  2. ^ a b c d Knell, Yolande (18 March 2019). "Economic protests test Hamas's grip on Gaza" – via www.bbc.com.
  3. ^ "PLO calls on Hamas to stop "brutal" suppression of protests in Gaza - Xinhua - English.news.cn". www.xinhuanet.com.
  4. ^ a b c d "Gaza rights groups denounce Hamas crackdown on protests". www.aljazeera.com.
Last edited on 9 January 2021, at 03:17
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