The Gaza protest is set to reach crescendo on May 15, when Palestinians commemorate the Nakba or catastrophe, the anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence and the 1948 war in which hundreds of thousands of Palestinians lost their homes through flight and displacement  This year is expected to be particularly explosive on May 15th. It comes one day after the planned move of the United States Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, a move that provoked international criticism and Palestinian indignation, coinciding with the beginning of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month
border protest Creating an almost festival-like atmosphere to attract families, create portable washrooms and provide free food, water and Wi-Fi.
But tensions in Gaza built up for weeks. Palestinian militants have planted explosives along the border, and individuals have cut through the fence, some armed with knives and grenades and set fire to Israeli military equipment, apparently testing Israeli preparedness and turning local communities upside down.
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