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An IDF armored personnel carrier outside the Gaza Strip

Israel’s military is beefing up its forces in advance of the upcoming Passover holiday — and in particular, to guard the security fence along the border with Gaza.

Thousands of Arab residents of the enclave are being organized to storm the fence in a new “Day of Rage” on March 30 — “Land Day” — and the eve of Passover, according to a report broadcast by Hadashot TV news.

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The so-called “Million Man March” is also to take place with similar thousands of Palestinian Authority Arabs attempting to storm border fences elsewhere around the country as well.

Land Day was created by the Arab political establishment in order to encourage Israeli and Palestinian Authority Arabs to lament the day Israel expropriated land in Galilee in 1976. As is the case every time the Israeli government makes a unpopular decision opposed by the Arab and/or Muslim world, there were widespread riots and six deaths.

This year Hamas in Gaza and the Palestinian Authority in Judea and Samaria hope to organize tens of thousands of citizens to storm all crossings and border fences on the eve of the Jewish holiday.

In response, the IDF bolstering its forces to prevent anyone from breaching the fences and infiltrating the borders.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.