Thousands of Gazans riot along border to mark Nakba Day

May 16, 2019 by Roseanne Tabachnik - TPS
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Around 10,000 Gazans rioted along the Gaza border on Wednesday afternoon to mark Nakba Day.

Photo by Kobi Richter/TPS on 15 May, 2019

On Nakba Day, Arabs mourn the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948.

The rioters set tires on fire and threw stones along several locations by the Gaza Strip. Additionally, a number of explosives were hurled at the border fence in an attempt to breach it, the IDF said.

Just a day earlier, the IDF tweeted that Palestinians canceled school on Wednesday so that children could participate in the riots along the Gaza border.

The IDF warned residents of the extreme climate and called on Hamas to keep children in school instead.

Terrorists launched incendiary devices into Israel setting fields ablaze.

“These are terrorist-backed violent riots and they endanger the lives of innocent civilians. ‘Peaceful protesters’ don’t start fires,” the IDF said.

This year’s Nakba Day riots come only one day after the one-year anniversary of the US embassy’s move to Jerusalem, which resulted in fatal clashes.

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