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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

'Palestinians' riot for Naqba day

The 'Palestinians' are observing the Gregorian date of the creation of the State of Israel with their usual behavior: Riots. Here's a rundown.
Thousands of Palestinians gathered in Ramallah for a major rally at the Martyr Yasser Arafat Square. The protesters raised black banners and Palestinian flags to mark the event. Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad was in attendance.

Throughout the West Bank, the PA suspended work and studies to allow the participation of as many Palestinians as possible in the protests and rallies.

Hundreds of Palestinians threw stones and firebombs at Betunia near the Ofer Prison and IDF and police forces responded with tear gas and other crowd dispersal means. A number of Palestinians were reported injured.

At the Kalandiya checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ramallah, some 300 Palestinians protested, a number of whom clashed with security forces. At least 20 Palestinians were injured in the incident.

In east Jerusalem's Isawiya neighborhood, police arrested four people on suspicion of throwing stones. In that incident, children as young as five years old were seen participating in the violence against security forces.

In the Gaza Strip, representatives of Hamas, Fatah and other Palestinian political factions held a joint rally to mark Nakba Day. The organizers had called on Palestinians to gather in the center of Gaza City and march toward UN headquarters in the city.

Earlier Tuesday morning, Palestinians threw stones at Israelis praying at Rachel's Tomb near Bethlehem. Police dispersed the attackers. There were no injuries in the attack.

At a checkpoint near the Jewish settlement in Hebron, Palestinians hurled stones at security forces. IDF soldiers and Border Police dispersed the riots. No damages or injuries were reported.
Times of Israel adds:
About 20 worshipers visiting Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem were briefly trapped inside the complex under a hail of stones from dozens of Palestinian protesters, Yedioth Ahronoth reported.

Border Police from Jerusalem arrived to protect the site and Palestinian police dispersed protesters on the Palestinian side of the area.


In Hamas-run Gaza, some 3,000 Palestinians marched to the local U.N. office. They carried banners reading “We shall return” and listing the names of their original villages. Haniyeh and several Hamas security officials ran a two-kilometer (1.5 mile) race that ended at the Palestinian parliament.

In Ramallah, where the main protest was planned, thousands of Palestinians marched from Yasser Arafat’s tomb to the Palestinain Authority government center in the city, carrying Palestinian flags and posters. Some read: “Return is our right and our destiny.”

An NGO representing Palestinian communities in Israel called on Palestinians to skip work and visit the sites of former villages.

In Tel Aviv, Arab MK Hanin Zoabi is scheduled to visit the offices of the Israeli-Palestinian NGO Zochrot Tuesday evening for a Nakba Day event.

Zoabi, whose controversial record includes remarks perceived as anti-Israel and an arrest for traveling on the Gaza aid flotilla ship Mavi Marmara in 2010, is often met at events by right-wing protesters.

Earlier in the day a rocket was fired from Gaza into an open area in the Sha’ar Hanegev region. No injuries or damage were reported. Overnight, Palestinians hurled Molotov cocktails at troops in Hebron.
But surely when the 'Palestinians' accept a 'two-state solution,' there won't be any more riots marking the founding of the State of Israel.


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At 1:11 AM, Blogger Red Tulips said...

I would be shocked if the Displaced Jordanians who call themselves "Palestinians" did not riot on their "Naqba Day" that ultimately mourns the fact that there was not a Jewish genocide in 1948.

So-called leftists who claim to care about "human rights" and thus celebrate this "Naqba" holiday - such as thsoe at Haaretz or +972 Magazine - are ultimately crying that more Jews were not killed.



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