Yahya Sinwar, the leader of Hamas in Gaza, told Palestinian students he is willing to die while demonstrating at the Gaza-Israel border fence, urging them to attend next week’s Nakba Day protests even at the risk of being killed.
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Hamas Gaza Strip leader Yahya Sinwar urged Palestinian students on Thursday to participate in next week’s Nakba Day protests along the Israel-Gaza border fence, even at the risk of being killed.
Protesting on Monday, Sinwar said, is “our last chance to put an end to the siege.” He added that he himself is willing to die while demonstrating at the fence. “I wish to die as a martyr,” he told the young Gazans in a closed-door talk.
Nakba Day, commemorated annually a day after the Gregorian date of Israel’s establishment, marks the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians during the 1948 war.
Hamas has set up about a dozen tent camps in different locations along the border and is expecting tens of thousands of protesters to arrive. The IDF has beefed up security in these areas.