Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday denounced as a « fifth column » thousands of Palestinian citizens of Israel who joined a demonstration calling for the right of return for Palestinian refugees.
Around 10,000 protesters, many waving Palestinian flags, joined a rally inside the 1949 Green Line on Tuesday to remember 530 villages from which some 760,000 people fled or were expelled in the 1948 Nakba.
The rally took place as Israel marked the 66th anniversary of what it describes as its « independence day, » with Lieberman accusing the demonstrators of being traitors.
« Those who marched with flags of the Palestinian Authority demanding that it not give up on the right of return, are a fifth column whose aim is the destruction of Israel, » he told army radio.
He also addressed the demonstration on his Facebook page on Tuesday.
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