Israel Forces Attacks Gaza Nakba Rally

Gaza, 8 Sha’ban 1437/16 May 2016 (MINA) – The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) brutally suppressed Gaza Nakba rally organized on Sunday east of Gaza City marking the 68th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe).

Israeli forces fired teargas bombs at hundreds of Palestinian youths who gathered east of Shujayya neighborhood east of Gaza City while on their way to reach the Nahal Oz Israeli military site.

No injuries were initially reported during the attack, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported.

The youths responded by throwing stones at the Israeli soldiers stationed at the military site, and managed to raise the Palestinian flag at the border fence. Israeli forces have recently intensified their presence along the border of Gaza.

Gaza rally came as millions of Palestinians and rights activists commemorate the Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe), when some 750,000 Palestinians were expelled from their lands in 1948 at gunpoint by Zionist gangs and remain scattered across refugee camps in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq.

Nearly 531 Palestinian towns and cities were destroyed during the Nakba while 15,000 Palestinians were killed at the hands of Zionist gangs to pave the way for the establishment of Israel.(T/P008/R04)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)