Beersheba celebrating 100 years of liberation from the Ottoman Empire

The southern Israeli city is celebrating 100 years since it was liberated from the Ottoman Empire by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during World War I.

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Beersheba is celebrating 100 years of the city’s liberation from the Ottoman Empire. Ceremonies commemorating the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) add soldiers, who fought in the area in World War I, will be held throughout the day. One of today’s highly-anticipated events is the recreation of one of history's last known cavalry battles. Descendants of ANZAC soldiers came to Israel recently in order to participate in this event.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull are expected to take part in the day’s events, which were opened this morning with a prayer ceremony in memory of the Australian soldiers. Also, a museum honoring ANZAC will be inaugurated today.



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