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Israeli-Palestinian tensions rise in Jerusalem, West Bank as Nakba Day nears

Israel security officials on heightened alert in preparation for Nakba Day events, arresting 11 protesters; Palestinian reportedly shot, others wounded from tear gas, rubber bullets in E. Jerusalem.


May 13, 2011 | 8:00 am

A girl in a protest on Nakba Day 2010, Hebron, West Bank.

A girl in a protest on Nakba Day 2010, Hebron, West Bank.

Israel Defense Force soldiers and Palestinians clashed on Friday throughout the West Bank, days before planned demonstrations to commemorate the Nakba.

Mild clashes between the IDF and Palestinians erupted in Jerusalem on Friday morning, in Silwan, Isawiya and in the Old City. Israel police forces have arrested 11 protesters.

However, Palestinian officials have reported one wounded from live fire in Ras al-Amud, an East Jerusalem neighborhood and several others have been reported wounded by rubber bullets and tear gas, mainly in Silwan.

Read more at Haaretz.com.

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