Israeli forces' fire on unarmed protesters has killed 41 Palestinians and injured more than 1,800 since the demonstrations began on March 30. No Israeli has either been killed or injured in the same period.

Palestinians protest on the frontline to small hill tops alongside the press to avoid the Israeli military’s attacks.
Palestinians protest on the frontline to small hill tops alongside the press to avoid the Israeli military’s attacks. (TRTWorld)

The protests by Gaza residents near their sealed border are part of a campaign to break a decade-long blockade of the territory imposed by Israel and Egypt after the Hamas took control of Gaza in 2007.

On Monday, the demonstrations will also show their unhappiness over the inauguration of the US embassy, which comes five months after Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Another large-scale protest is planned for Tuesday, when Palestinians mark their "Nakba," or catastrophe, referring to their mass uprooting during the Mideast war over Israel's 1948 creation. 

Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were driven out or fled homes in what is now Israel. More than two-thirds of Gaza residents are descendants of refugees that fled in 1948.

TRT World's Ahmed Ghoneim and Mustafa Kurkcu were at the protests and captured these moments.

Palestinian protesters burn tires around 100 metres away from the border creating a massive smog to blind the Israeli armed forces targeting young men, women, children and journalists indiscriminately, in Gaza strip, on May 12, 2018. Mustafa Kurkcu - Photo
Palestinian protesters burn tires around 100 metres away from the border creating a massive smog to blind the Israeli armed forces targeting young men, women, children and journalists indiscriminately, in Gaza strip, on May 12, 2018. Mustafa Kurkcu - Photo (TRTWorld)
Israeli snipers target unarmed Palestinian protesters that come at a close distance to the border. At least 41 Palestinians have been killed and 1,800 others wounded since March 30, 2018. Mustafa Kurkcu - Photo
Israeli snipers target unarmed Palestinian protesters that come at a close distance to the border. At least 41 Palestinians have been killed and 1,800 others wounded since March 30, 2018. Mustafa Kurkcu - Photo (TRTWorld)
Thousands of young Palestinian women have taken part in the Great March of Return, either on the frontline or taking up a key role in organising the protests. Mustafa Kurkcu - Photo
Thousands of young Palestinian women have taken part in the Great March of Return, either on the frontline or taking up a key role in organising the protests. Mustafa Kurkcu - Photo (TRTWorld)
Flying kites is a common activity in the Great March of Return, yet the Israeli Defense Forces continuously attempts to bring them down by deploying drones with hooks to puncture the kites. Mustafa Kurkcu - Photo
Flying kites is a common activity in the Great March of Return, yet the Israeli Defense Forces continuously attempts to bring them down by deploying drones with hooks to puncture the kites. Mustafa Kurkcu - Photo (TRTWorld)
Young Palestinians use stones mounted on sling shots to target Israeli snipers. However, no Israeli soldiers or civilians have been injured or killed since the start of the protests, in Gaza strip, May 11, 2018.Mustufa Kurkcu - Photo
Young Palestinians use stones mounted on sling shots to target Israeli snipers. However, no Israeli soldiers or civilians have been injured or killed since the start of the protests, in Gaza strip, May 11, 2018.Mustufa Kurkcu - Photo (TRTWorld)
Children in Gaza have actively participated in the march, at times reaching closer to the border than their elders. Many are serving drinks, helping their parents as well as participating in fun activities during the march. Mustafa Kurkcu - Photo
Children in Gaza have actively participated in the march, at times reaching closer to the border than their elders. Many are serving drinks, helping their parents as well as participating in fun activities during the march. Mustafa Kurkcu - Photo (TRTWorld)
There are several areas in Gaza where protesters participate in the Great March of Return. The Malika Camp is the largest epicenter, where tens of thousands of people gather every Friday. Mustafa Kurkcu - Photo
There are several areas in Gaza where protesters participate in the Great March of Return. The Malika Camp is the largest epicenter, where tens of thousands of people gather every Friday. Mustafa Kurkcu - Photo (TRTWorld)
Source: AP