Hamas leader warns ‘armed Palestinian rebellion’ to break out on Nakba Day

A leader in the Hamas terror group warns Israel an armed Palestinian uprising will break out on May 15, when Palestinians mark the Nakba (“catastrophe”) of Israel’s founding.

“Tell Israel to wait until May 15, then the armed Palestinian rebellion will erupt and nothing will be able to stop it. Wave after wave until we meet in Jerusalem,” says Hamas deputy leader in Gaza Khalil al-Hayya, according to the Ynet news site.

Hayya’s comment comes two days after some 10,000 Palestinians took part in violent protests along Israel’s border with Israel as part of the “March of Return” for the third consective week.

Hamas has said the demonstrations will continue until Nakba Day on May 15, the day after the Gregorian calendar date for Israel’s Independence Day.

Senior Hamas official Khalil al-Hayya holds a press conference on April 18, 2017, in Gaza City. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)

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