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Nakba Day Ceremonies Met with Counter-Protests

Nakba Day protest (Photo: [email protected])

Yesterday was the Palestinians' annual Nakba Day - "Catastrophe Day," marked each May 15 on the day Israel gained its independence. Israel Hayom reports that many pro-Israel protesters came out in the face of this anti-Israel ceremony:

Arabs in Israel and the Palestinian Authority marked Nakba Day on Sunday with a number of protests and rallies.

"Nakba" ("Catastrophe") Day is the term used by Palestinians to describe Israel's inception, and is marked on May 15, the day the State of Israel was declared.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and other Palestinian leaders took part in an official Nakba Day ceremony in the Palestinian territories...

Opposite the Nakba Day commemorators were activists from right-wing organization Im Tirtzu and members of other Zionist groups who protested the decision to hold the controversial ceremony at the university. They handed out Israeli flags and booklets titled "Nakba Nonsense," which they said would dispel the Nakba bluff.

The counterprotesters brought a large Pinocchio doll, which they said was meant to point out the lies propagated by the radical Left. Im Tirtzu CEO Matan Peleg said at the protest, "We must display Israeli pride and faith in the justness of our path in the face of this display of anti-Israel hypocrisy that seeks to rewrite history..."

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