Watch “Gaza Fights for Freedom”

With the ongoing Israeli assault against Palestinians in Gaza leaving 213 dead so far, journalist Abby Martin has released her film Gaza Fights for Freedom online to watch for free.

The film presents the story of the Great March of Return protests, which took place between March 2018 and December 2019.

Those demonstrations saw Palestinians in Gaza, who are mostly refugees, peacefully protest for their rights on the boundary line with Israel.

Israel responded with brute force, including sniper fire, killing more than 215 Palestinians.

Another 30,000 were injured, many permanently maimed.

You can watch it in the video player above. It can also be watched on YouTube, although the platform has age-restricted the film, meaning users must enter credit card or ID details.

On The Electronic Intifada podcast in 2019 we talked to Abby about her film.

She explained how she and her team were able to produce the film, despite being denied access to the Gaza Strip by Israeli occupation authorities.

One of the filmmakers, Moaz Mousa wanting to expose the truth about Israel’s actions, ran toward the bullets fired by their snipers during the demonstrations. “It’s courage that’s really unmatched, I think, by anyone else that I know in this field of work, and I think that really just speaks to how strong Palestinian journalists are,” Abby told us.

You can read more about the film on its website.



Asa Winstanley

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Asa Winstanley is an investigative journalist who lives in London. He is an associate editor of The Electronic Intifada and co-host of our podcast.

He is author of the bestselling book Weaponising Anti-Semitism: How the Israel Lobby Brought Down Jeremy Corbyn (OR Books, 2023).