The IDF began reinforcing its troops in the West Bank on Wednesday ahead
of demonstrations that the defense establishment fears will break out
over the weekend ahead of May 15.
Several Palestinian groups have called for large demonstrations along
Israel’s various borders in mid-May ahead of Nakba Day – “the day of the
catastrophe” – which is the Palestinian commemoration of the
establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. Expectations are that the
demonstrations will start on Friday.