StoptheWarCoalition on May 15, 2011
In Gaza, Lebanon, Syria, across the Middle East region and the world, Israel’s 63rd year long occupation of Palestinian land was commemorated on Naqba day. There is a new mood of resistance, inspired by the Arab spring of revolutions that has swept the region.
Predictably the protests in Gaza, Lebanon and Syria were met by the usual brutality of the Israeli armed forces, with dozens of protesters killed or wounded.
Israel kills or wounds dozens of Naqba protesters
haithmkatib on May 15, 2011
Qalandia – Ramallah.demo on the anniversary of the Nakba May 15, 2011
RussiaToday on May 15, 2011
Israeli troops clashed with Arab protesters along three hostile borders on Sunday, leaving as many as 16 people dead and dozens wounded in an unprecedented wave of violence marking the anniversary of the mass displacement of Palestinians surrounding Israel’s establishment in 1948. Hundreds of Palestinians moved across the Syrian border into the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. The border breach set off several hours of violent clashes in which at least four people were killed. At the Qalandiya checkpoint on the outskirts of Ramallah in the West Bank, Israeli troops rushed in to disperse protesters, leaving several wounded. Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has insisted that he will vigorously defend his country’s borders after the mass infiltration from Syria.
Video of Golan Heights, West Bank clashes as Israeli forces repel protesters
Over a dozen people have been injured after clashes erupted in East Jerusalem neighbourhoods during so-called ‘Naqba Day’ demonstrations. Israeli troops fired two tank shells and several machine gun rounds as Palestinian youths approached the border with the Jewish state. Demonstrators hurled stones at border policemen who responded with tear gas. Sunday’s march commemorates the uprooting of Palestinians during the war over Israel’s creation in 1948. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fled or were driven out during the fighting more than six decades ago. The army imposed a 24-hour lockdown on the occupied territories which will end at midnight. Until then, only humanitarian cases are allowed to cross from Palestinian areas into Israel.
‘Naqba Day’ clashes: Israeli troops fire at Palestinians
1worldcitizen on May 15, 2011
The people of the world not in a complete coma are rising, and it all heads to Palestine. There will be justice in Palestine!
Third Intifada – Gaza, Palestine – May 15, 2011 – Ken O’Keefe