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  • Thousands of Arab Israelis march for Palestinian right of return

    May 12, 2016 | 2:35 pm

    Thousands of Arab Israelis, including several Knesset members, demonstrated in favor of the Palestinian right of return, the first time such an event took place in the Negev.

    Wednesday’s demonstration came on the eve of Israel’s Independence Day, a date when Arab citizens of...

  • U.S. citizens in Israel warned ahead of Nakba Day

    May 13, 2015 | 11:19 am

    The United States’ diplomatic missions in Israel have called on U.S. citizens to exercise caution due to demonstrations and violence associated with Nakba Day.

    Nakba Day is observed on May 15, the Gregorian anniversary of Israel’s Independence Day in 1948. The Palestinians, and...

  • Reports: Autopsy shows Palestinian teen killed by live fire

    June 12, 2014 | 2:20 pm

    An autopsy performed on the exhumed body of a Palestinian teen shot by Israeli soldiers during a West Bank demonstration reportedly showed he was shot with live ammunition.

    The autopsy was performed Wednesday at the Palestinian Institute of Forensic Medicine in the West Bank by...

  • Palestinian prisoners hold solidarity hunger strike on ‘Catastrophe Day’

    May 14, 2014 | 10:04 am

    Several hundred Palestinian prisoners in Israel went on a one-day hunger strike in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners who have refused food for three weeks.

    Wednesday’s strike comes on the Gregorian anniversary of Israel’s Independence Day, which Palestinians observe as Nakba...

  • 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...

  • 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....