Israel girds for second day of violence amid fears protests may spread

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(Worthy News) - Israeli forces were gearing up Tuesday for a second straight day of Palestinian protests and the prospect that they may spread, after hours of bloody clashes on the Gaza border Monday left at least 58 Palestinians dead and thousands more injured.

Tuesday is expected to be the culmination of seven weeks of protests at the Gaza Strip border fence, with fears that tens of thousands of Palestinians could take part in widespread demonstrations encouraged by the Hamas terror group. Similar demonstrations were expected in the West Bank and possibly the Lebanese border, as Palestinians mark a yearly commemoration of the displacement of the Palestinian Arabs during the 1948 war with Israel, which Palestinians term the “catastrophe,” or Nakba.

Ahead of this week’s protests, the Israel Defense Forces dispatched two additional combat brigades — approximately 2,000 soldiers — to the Gaza border and one additional brigade to the West Bank. [ Source: Times of Israel (Read More...) ]

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