JERUSALEM (JTA) — A march mourning the State of Israel’s creation will be held in the Jewish-Arab city of Acre.
Friday night’s march on the day known by Arabs as the Nakba, or catastrophe, is being organized by the Arab-Israeli Hadash party. It has received a police permit.
Acre was the site recently of ethnic tension. Participants in a May 1 Workers Day March, also organized by Hadash marchers, carried Palestinian flags, according to Ynet.
On Wednesday, an Arab resident of Acre was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison for throwing a Molotov cocktail and setting fire to a yeshiva in the city.
Acre was the site of several days of riots between Arabs and Jews last Yom Kippur.