Avichay Adraee
Avichay AdraeeYonatan Sindel/Flash 90

The IDF's Arabic language spokesman, Avichay Edraee, published a post on Facebook on Tuesday evening ahead of the expected protest marches on Nakba Day.

"Residents of Gaza, the supreme committee of the anarchy marches are calling on you to participate in the violent disturbances on the occasion of what they call ‘Nakba Day,’" wrote Edraee.

"In honor of the occasion, let's look at the 'achievements' of the violent anarchy marches: Hundreds of dead - for nothing. Thousands wounded - for nothing. Lack of hope - for nothing. Instability, economic crisis, an atmosphere of terror and violence - for nothing. Reduced fishing space, closing of crossings - all for nothing," he added.

"The violent riots have also served as a cover for terrorist acts, such as the sniping attacks that have led to rounds of violence that have worsened your situation. When violence and terrorism disappeared, you all felt it. The electricity improved. The crossings opened. The fishing area has reached an unprecedented peak. There is also a discussion in your media outlets about various projects that come to benefit you. Now, which of you still thinks these violent demonstrations are helpful? I tell you that they are all for nothing.”

"Terror is hurting you and sending you backwards. Ramadan should be a month of peace, love and security. I hope that your Iftar meals will be full of blessing and good. For your safety, stay away from the security fence. Damage to the security infrastructure or use of terror means endanger you. Getting close to the fence endangers you for nothing," concluded Edraee.

Nakba Day, meaning the day of the catastrophe, is marked by Arabs on the date on which the State of Israel was founded in 1948, and is often used for violent protests.

On Sunday, the national and Islamic forces in the Ramallah area, the supreme coordination framework of the Palestinian Arab organizations, called on the Palestinian public to participate in mass events marking Nakba Day.

The main event marking Nakba Day will begin on Wednesday in front of the grave of Yasser Arafat in Ramallah and from there the participants will march towards the center of Ramallah carrying signs against the so-called “Deal of the Century” (the US peace initiative) and in favor of adherence to the Palestinian basic principles, first and foremost the “right of return”.