"Nakba Day" was also marked in Tehran as protesters carrying Palestinian flags rallied in the capital and burned and stepped on 64 Israeli flags.
Thousands of Arab-Israelis mark 'Nakba Day' near Umm al-Fahm, call for right of return. An event held in the Aljoun area near Umm al-Fahm was attended by Arab Knesset members, the leader of the Islamic Movement's Northern Branch, Raed Salah and the head of the Higher Arab Monitoring Committee, Mohammed Zidan. Dozens of tents were erected at the site in honor of the security prisoners held in Israel.
Thousands of Arab-Israelis took part in an event marking "the catastrophe of the State of Israel's establishment" on Tuesday as part of "Nakba Day" events. Earlier on Tuesday, tens of thousands of Palestinians marked "Nakba Day" in various violent protests across the West Bank.
Palestinians hurled atones at security forces and Jewish worshippers in Qalandiya, Rachel's Tomb, near the Cave of Patriarchs, Beit Ummar, the al-Fawwar refugee camp and the Halhul bridge.
During a protest at the Beitunia checkpoint, an IDF soldier and Border Guard officer were injured by stones hurled at them. As part of the West Bank events, a 64-second siren sounded to mark the "catastrophe."
Hamas Prime Minister in Gaza Ismail Haniyeh said, "Our message to the refugees is that we will not yield the right of return."
An event held in the Aljoun area near Umm al-Fahm was attended by Arab Knesset members, the leader of the Islamic Movement's Northern Branch, Raed Salah and the head of the Higher Arab Monitoring Committee, Mohammed Zidan. Dozens of tents were erected at the site in honor of the security prisoners held in Israel.
"I feel an atmosphere of victory," MK Jamal Zahalka said referring to the end of the hunger strike. "They won a battle for their rights and we succeeded in introducing the Nakba in the public discourse," he added. "We won't forgive and won't forget," he remarked.
MK Tala El-Sana said that "As far as the Palestinians are concerned, the Nakba is equivalent to the Destruction of the First and Second Temples. It's a traumatic event that transformed the Palestinian people from a people living in their homeland to refugees longing for the right to return to their homeland."
Meanwhile, some 200 people took part in a protest at the Old City's Damascus Gate in Jerusalem and waved Palestinian flags to mark "Nakba Day". There were no confrontations at the scene.
The photos are from today Nakba protests around the Arab-Israeli town of Umm al-Fahm
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