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Israeli Arabs in Nazareth: “We are your youth, Palestine… We don’t want to see a Zionist, with spirit and blood we’ll redeem Al-Aqsa”

Itamar Marcus  |

While Hamas was launching missiles targeting Israeli civilians, killing and injuring Israelis in Israeli cities, young Israeli Arabs - including children - demonstrated against Israel in Nazareth. Footage from the demonstration broadcast live on official PA TV shows the Israeli Arabs calling for more violence, shouting: “Rise up intifada…We are your youth, Palestine… [We say] openly, openly, openly: We don’t want to see a Zionist, with spirit and blood we’ll redeem Al-Aqsa”:

Official PA TV host: “Let us hear the shouts and hear these calls in a live broadcast.”

Nazareth protesters: “They’ve crossed the line! They’ve gone too far! Rise up intifada!” “They’ve crossed the line! They’ve gone too far! Rise up intifada…
The blessing of our revolution to proud Jerusalem

Protesters: “To those who ask who we are:
We are your youth, Palestine
We are your youth, Palestine

To those who ask us what happened:
The siege of Gaza has tightened…
[We say] openly, openly, openly, openly
We don’t want to see a Zionist
We don’t want to see a Zionist
With spirit and blood we will redeem the Al-Aqsa Mosque

 2021 violent Palestinian riots and Hamas rockets - On May 10, 2021, the terror organization Hamas launched numerous rocket barrages targeting Israeli population centers. Over a period of 10 days, Hamas and Islamic Jihad fired over 3,500 rockets into Israel from the Gaza Strip, killing 9 Israelis, and 3 foreign nationals (1 Indian caregiver and 2 Thai foreign laborers) and wounding hundreds. In response, Israel launched Operation Guardian of the Walls to target Hamas terror leaders and terror infrastructure. The Israeli army also confronted terror activity in the West Bank, and was deployed to maintain order in Israeli cities with a mixed Jewish and Arab population, where Israeli Arabs violently rioted and attacked Jews with guns, knives, and firebombs, killing 1 Israeli. In return, Jews started attacking Arabs and Arab businesses as well. Hamas’ launching of rockets followed weeks of violent Arab riots in Jerusalem. The PA’s ostensible pretexts for the wave of Arab violence were PA elections being prevented in Jerusalem; Israeli security barricades at the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem's Old City to prevent disturbances (which were later removed following violent riots); and the planned eviction of several Arab families illegally living in properties in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem owned by Jews who were expelled in the 1948 Israeli War of Independence.