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  • Palestinians mark Nakba with West Bank protests

    May 16, 2013 | 1:15 pm

    Thousands of Palestinians in the West Bank marked the 65th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel, which they call the “catastrophe,” with marches and protests.

    Nakba Day observances are held annually on May 15, when thousands of Palestinians fled their homes during...

  • Palestinian group says it fired rockets on Mount Hermon

    May 16, 2013 | 10:36 am

    A previously unknown Palestinian group took responsibility for two rockets that hit Mount Hermon, a popular Israeli tourist site in the Golan Heights.

    The group, which calls itself the Abdul Qader Husseini Battalions of the Free Palestine movement, said in a statement issued...

  • Nakba Day marked with rioting, rock throwing

    May 15, 2012 | 7:59 am

    Palestinians in Israel marked Nakba Day with riots and rock-throwing.

    Palestinians on Tuesday rioted and threw rocks at Israeli troops near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, at the Kalandia checkpoint and at Rachel’s Tomb near Bethlehem. Several Palestinian rioters were...

  • Tel Aviv U. students marking Nakba face counter protest

    May 14, 2012 | 10:24 am

    Students at Tel Aviv University who marked Nakba Day with a ceremony were met with a counter demonstration.

    Campus employees and other students protested the ceremony Monday marking what the Arabs call the “catastrophe”—the date on the Gregorian calendar when Israel achieved...

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  • Report: Israeli, Lebanese naval forces cooperating

    April 11, 2012 | 10:16 am

    Israel’s navy is reportedly cooperating with its Lebanese counterpart to prevent foreign ships from approaching Israeli waters.

    Israeli naval officials say their cooperation with Lebanon has increased, according to a report in Haaretz.

    In advance of Land Day last month, Lebanon...

  • U.N. report: Israel used ‘unnecessary force’ to quell border breach

    July 6, 2011 | 10:20 am

    Israel’s military used unnecessary force against protesters in Lebanon who tried to breach the border during demonstrations on Nakba Day, a United Nations report said.

    The report, given to members of the U.N. Security Council and obtained by the Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz, was...

  • Arab truck driver indicted for murder in Tel Aviv spree

    June 9, 2011 | 10:09 am

    An Arab-Israeli truck driver who slammed into cars and pedestrians on a main thoroughfare in Tel Aviv in a suspected terror attack has been indicted for murder.

    Issa Islam Ibrahim, 22, of the Arab-Israeli town of Kfar Kassem, killed one man and wounded 17 other people on May 15, the...

  • Syrian infiltrator turns himself in to Tel Aviv police

    May 17, 2011 | 10:29 am

    A Syrian infiltrator who breached Israel’s border during Nakba Day protests turned himself in to police in Tel Aviv.

    A Tel Aviv court on Tuesday ordered Hassan Hijazi, who said he entered Israel to look for a job, held until later in the week. Two other infiltrators discovered to...

  • In West Bank, Palestinians marking Nakba Day encouraged by Arab Spring in their fight against Israel

    May 16, 2011 | 10:21 am

    Clouds of tear gas hovered over hundreds of rioting Palestinian youths on the road to Jerusalem, where demonstrations marking the anniversary of Israel’s founding 63 years ago turned violent.

    “I want a third intifada,” said Ala Barghouti, a 21-year-old accounting student, his...

  • Israel files complaint with U.N. over border infiltrations

    May 16, 2011 | 8:01 am

    Israel filed a complaint with the United Nations Security Council against Syria and Lebanon over the breach of its border by protesters.

    The delegation said Monday it filed the complaint in the Security Council and with the U.N. Secretary General’s office for violation of...

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

    May 13, 2011 | 8:00 am

    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....

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