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‘Nakba Day’ Footage Shows Riots in Jerusalem, Arabs Chanting ‘We Don’t Want Jews’ (VIDEO)

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During 'Nakba Day' demonstrations in Israel's capital, Arab residents of the city chanted "We do not want Jews!" PHOTO: Al-Akhbar

Arab residents of Jerusalem marched through the Israeli capital’s streets on Friday to mark “Nakba Day” — the Arabic name for the perceived catastrophe (nakba) of the creation of the Jewish state. Video footage of one demonstration showed the rioters chanting “We don’t want the Jews.”

In the video clip, a large group of Palestinian demonstrators is seen congregated across from the Ateret Cohanim Yeshiva in Jerusalem. The rioters begin throwing glass bottles at yeshiva students, simultaneously calling out, “We don’t want Jews,” “by our souls and by our blood, we will redeem Al-Aqsa,” and “Allahu Akbar.”

Many yeshiva students hid inside the school fearing the protesters outside, according to Israeli news portal 0404. One student told the website that Jerusalem’s Arab residents “do whatever they want here.”

“They do not fear anyone,” he said, expressing hope that “one day someone will wake up in our country and make it clear to them who is boss in this country, and to whom Jerusalem and the Temple Mount belong.”

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The student said that he and others were, “trying to figure out how it is that we are locked up inside of a yeshiva, in Jerusalem, fearing what [demonstrators] might do to you.”

“It’s completely bizarre,” he added.

Nakba Day is the Palestinian commemoration of the beginning of the Palestinian refugee crisis, and is marked on the date Israel declared independence.

Watch footage of the protests below:

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