'We do not fear their fire'

Mar 30,2019

‘I tell the Israeli occupation that we do not fear their fire.’

In Gaza, Hussein Swedan, 15, is playing with empty teargas canisters, which Israeli occupation forces fired at peaceful protesters during first anniversary of Great Return March.

He is a refugee, and his family are originally from Ramla, a city in central Israel that his relatives were expelled from during the 1948 Nakba.

“I came here to tell the world and the Israeli occupation that I will never forget the land of my fathers and grandfathers. We have a home in Ramla and we will one day return to it,” he tells MEE.

“I have participated in almost all of the protests and I am here to reiterated that we will continue until achieving our goals - breaking the siege and paving the way to return to my grandfather’s home.

"I tell the Israeli occupation that we do not fear their fire."

MEE