Palestinian group calls for more 'Nakba Day' style riots

Group uses Internet to plan further demonstrations set for June 5 to mark Six Day War; Palestinian reportedly killed by IDF fire in Gaza.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 21, 2011 15:09
Protesters breaking through border fence

Syria Border Breach 311. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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The Pro-Palestinian group that organized "Nakba Day" marches announced on Saturday that they were planning further protests on June 5, the day that the Six Day War broke out. The announcement, which was published on the Internet, called on Palestinians in foreign countries to fly to Israel and land at airports within the state.

The group called on Palestinian refugees to hold demonstrations at the borders between Israel and Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and the Gaza Strip.

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Palestinians in the Gaza Strip reported on Saturday that a man was shot dead by IDF fire. The IDF confrimed that they shot at a man who was trying to plant an explosives device in the area.

On Friday, the IDF confirmed that they shot at the lower body of a man who instigated protests near the border with the Gaza Strip.

Officials in the Gaza Strip said that the man was involved in a demonstration which called for a third Intifada.

After the shots were fired, the protesters distanced themselves from the border.

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