Palestinian Protests on Israel’s Borders

(theatlantic.com) On Sunday, Palestinians and their supporters marked the 63rd anniversary of what they call the “Nakba,” or catastrophe, that befell them as hundreds of thousands fled or were pushed out of their homes following Israel’s establishment in 1948. They observed the anniversary this year by staging coordinated demonstrations, in part inspired by recent protests around the Arab world. Thousands marched on Israeli borders and walls in Gaza, the West Bank, Syria, and Lebanon. Where they attempted to climb border fences and enter Israel, Israeli troops opened fire, reportedly killing a dozen and injuring over 100. At the Syrian border, over 100 protesters breached the border, at least one of them hitchhiking 130 miles into Tel Aviv. Gathered here are images of some of the scenes around Israel last weekend. [35 photos]

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http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/05/palestinian-protests-on-israels-borders/100067/

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