Injured Israeli during Nakba Day violence. (Im Tirtzu) Im Tirtzu

Israelis were left bloodied by violence during a ceremony for ‘Nakba Day,’ an annual event during which Palestinians rail against the creation of the Jewish state.

By United with Israel Staff

On Sunday, Israeli police arrested Arab students accused of physically assaulting Jewish activists protesting the Nakba Day ceremony held at Tel-Aviv University.

“Several Jewish activists who sustained head injuries were treated by paramedics who arrived at the scene. The counter-demonstration was moved to the other side of the street,” explained a statement from the Im Tirtzu organization.

The Arab world observes Nakba Day on May 15 each year to lament the “nakba” (‘catastrophe”) of the establishment of the Jewish state.

“Dozens of Arab and far-left students gathered wearing black shirts, waving flags of the Palestine Liberation Organization,” explained the Im Tirtzu statement.

“In response, activists from the Zionist organization Im Tirtzu waved Israeli flags, chanted pro-Israel slogans, and distributed T-shirts displaying a key with a Star of David alongside the popular biblical prophecy: ‘And the children [of Israel] shall return to their borders.'”

Im Tirtzu activists displayed information to counter the “obscene historical distortion that seeks to rewrite history by making the victims – the Jews – into the aggressors.”

“We cannot afford the luxury of allowing this anti-Israel propaganda to go unchallenged,” said Im Tirtzu CEO Matan Peleg . “We are here sending a clear message that we will not be silent in the face of this deceitful attempt to rewrite history.”

“If the Jewish community in Israel would’ve lost the war, the Holocaust would have been continued via Haj Amin al-Husseini and his antisemitic thugs,” Peleg added.

“It is important to unapologetically call the Nakba what it is: nonsense,” Peleg concluded.