Breaking the Siege: Gaza's 'Night Confusion Unit'

Published October 2nd, 2018 - 09:00 GMT

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Masked Palestinian step up anti-Israel unrest at Gaza border with fire balloons and sound bombs. Young men attach flaming devices to balloons as others hurl primitively built sound grenades across the border.

For six months, Palestinians have gathered regularly along the fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel for often violent daylight demonstrations against Israeli policies.

But in recent weeks they have deployed a new tactic. Now protesters calling themselves the "night confusion units".

Organisers say they aim to force the Jewish state to ease its crippling decade-long blockade of Gaza. Continue reading below »

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A Palestinian protester from a group calling themselves the 'night confusion units' waves a sparkler near the Gaza-Israel border east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on September 26, 2018. 
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A Palestinian protester from a group calling themselves the 'night confusion units' waves a sparkler near the Gaza-Israel border east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on September 26, 2018. 
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Image 4 of 9A Palestinian protester from a group calling themselves the "night confusion units" waves a sparkler near the Gaza-Israel border east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on September 26, 2018. SAID KHATIB / AFP

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The photo's represent confidence and in some ways propaganda - but the truth is that the young men pictured in these images have very little chance against Israel, and at the moment, no shared future.

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