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IDF bolsters troops on Gaza border ahead of Land Day, Ramadan — reports

An Israeli soldier stands guard during a ceremony opening the newly completed underground barrier along the Israel-Gaza border, on December 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
An Israeli soldier stands guard during a ceremony opening the newly completed underground barrier along the Israel-Gaza border, on December 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

The Israel Defense Forces are bolstering troops along the border with the Gaza Strip, as Palestinians mark Land Day tomorrow, and the holy Muslim month of Ramadan begins this weekend, Hebrew-language media reports.

Land Day marks the Israeli government’s expropriation of Arab-owned land in the Galilee on March 30, 1976, and the ensuing demonstrations in which six Arab Israelis were killed.

The reports say the Gaza Division will be bolstered with more infantry troops and special forces, in case of violent protests along the fence.

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