Nakba Day

U.S., U.N. Call for ‘Transparent’ Probe Of Fatal Nakba Day Shooting

05/21/2014
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The U.S. State Department and the United Nations Security Council called on the Israeli government to launch an investigation into the killing of two Palestinian teens by Israeli soldiers.

Palestinian Prisoners Hold Solidarity Hunger Strike On Nakba Day

05/14/2014
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Several hundred Palestinian prisoners in Israel went on a one-day hunger strike in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners who have refused food for three weeks.

Bibi Warns Protesters Planning New Border Breach

06/03/2011

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Palestinian protesters planning to breach Israel's borders again will be halted, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

Netanyahu, speaking Thursday evening at a conference in Jerusalem, said Syria and Iran and the Hezbollah and Hamas terrorist groups are behind the planned mass protests planned for Sunday.

Syrian Infiltrator Turns Himself In to Tel Aviv Police

05/17/2011

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- A Syrian infiltrator who breached Israel's border during Nakba Day protests turned himself in to police in Tel Aviv.

A Tel Aviv court on Tuesday ordered Hassan Hijazi, who said he entered Israel to look for a job, held until later in the week. Two other infiltrators discovered to still be in Israel were returned Tuesday to Syria.

They were among hundreds who breached Israel's border on Sunday.

Israel Files Complaint With U.N. Over Border Infiltrations

05/16/2011

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israel filed a complaint with the United Nations Security Council against Syria and Lebanon over the breach of its border by protesters.

The delegation said Monday it filed the complaint in the Security Council and with the U.N. Secretary-General's office for violation of international law.

The complaint follows demonstrations on Sunday for Nakba Day, or Catastrophe Day, marking Israel's achieving statehood. Israeli troops fired on protesters from Syria, Lebanon and Gaza who tried, and in some cases succeeded, in breaching Israel's border.

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