TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The chamber of Joint Operations of Palestinian Groups reaffirmed commitment to the fight against Israeli occupation and to supporting the Great March of Return protests in the Gaza Strip.

In a statement, the chamber of Joint Operations of Palestinian Groups hailed Egypt’s efforts aimed at materialization of the Palestinian nation’s demands, expressing readiness to keep countering the Israeli occupation and acts of aggression.

The chamber also voiced support for the Palestinian people’s right to freedom and for the Great March of Return protests that are organized every week at the Gaza border.

Restating commitment to the principles of preemptive action against the occupiers, the statement said Palestinian groups will counter any attempt at derailing the popular protests.

The Great March of Return, organized by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, started on March 30, the commemoration of Land Day, which marks the events of March 30, 1976, when Israeli police shot and killed six Palestinian citizens as they protested against the Zionist regime’s expropriation of land.

The Great March of Return protests call for recognition of the right of return of Palestinian refugees, a right enshrined in international law, and the end of the siege imposed on the Gaza Strip by Israel and Egypt for over a decade, which has caused suffering to the Palestinians living there.

More than 200 Palestinians have been killed in the protests since March 30.