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Palestinians clash with Israeli forces on 70th anniversary of the Nakba (“catastrophe”)

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Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces in the occupied West Bank and at the Israeli-Gaza border in the Gaza Strip, during protests marking the anniversary of the Nakba, or “catastrophe,” when more than 700,000 Palestinians fled or were expelled in the 1948 war surrounding Israel’s creation. The protests were also a response to the United States’ relocation of its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. (Getty Images)

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A Palestinian demonstrator holds a sling during a protest marking the 70th anniversary of Nakba, near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, near Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, May 15, 2018. (Photo: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters)


Palestinians clash with Israeli security forces after a protest marking Nakba, or “catastrophe”, commemorating the more than 700,000 Palestinians who fled or were expelled in the 1948 war surrounding Israel’s creation, and against the US’ relocation of its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, at the Hawara checkpoint south of Nablus on May 15, 2018. (Photo: Jaafar Ashtiyeh/ AFP/Getty Images)


Palestinians protesters are seen during clashes with Israeli security forces after a protest marking Nakba, or “catastrophe”, commemorating the more than 700,000 Palestinians who fled or were expelled in the 1948 war surrounding Israel’s creation, and against the US’ relocation of its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, at the Hawara checkpoint south of Nablus on May 15, 2018. (Photo: Jaafar Ashtiyeh/ AFP/Getty Images)


A wounded photojournalist is evacuated during a protest by Palestinians marking the 70th anniversary of Nakba, in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, May 15, 2018. (Photo Mussa Qawasma/Reuters)


A Palestinian ambulance emerges from a cloud of tear gas during clashes with Israeli forces after a rally to mark the 70th anniversary of what Palestinians call their “nakba,” or catastrophe — the uprooting of hundreds of thousands in the Mideast war over Israel’s 1948 creation, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (Photo: Majdi Mohammed/AP)


A Palestinian demonstrator takes cover during a protest marking the 70th anniversary of Nakba, near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, near Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, May 15, 2018. (Photo: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters)


Palestinians clash with Israeli security forces after a protest marking Nakba, or “catastrophe”, commemorating the more than 700,000 Palestinians who fled or were expelled in the 1948 war surrounding Israel’s creation, and against the US’ relocation of its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, at the Hawara checkpoint south of Nablus on May 15, 2018. (Photo: Jaafar Ashtiyeh/ AFP/Getty Images)


A wounded Palestinian is evacuated during a protest marking the 70th anniversary of Nakba, near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, near Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, May 15, 2018. (Photo: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters)


Palestinians run away from tear gas shot at them by Israeli forces during a protest in Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, on May 15, 2018. (Photo: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)


An Israeli drone drops tear gas at Palestinian demonstrators during a protest marking the 70th anniversary of Nakba, at the Israel-Gaza border in the southern Gaza Strip, May 15, 2018. (Photo: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters)


Palestinian protestors burn tires in response to Israeli forces’ intervention during a protest, organized to mark 70th anniversary of Nakba, also known as Day of the Catastrophe in 1948, and against United States’ plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in Bethlehem, West Bank on May 15, 2018. (Photo: Wisam Hashlamoun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)


Rescuers carry a wounded protester away from the scene of a protest in Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, on May 15, 2018. -Palestinians marked the Nakba, or “catastrophe”, commemorating the more than 700,000 Palestinians who fled or were expelled in the 1948 war surrounding Israel’s creation. (Photo: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)


Palestinian protestors burn tyres and throw rocks with slingshots in response to Israeli forces’ intervention during a protest, organized to mark 70th anniversary of Nakba, also known as Day of the Catastrophe in 1948, and against United States’ plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in Bethlehem, West Bank on May 15, 2018. (Photo: Wisam Hashlamoun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)


Palestinians throw stones towards Israeli security forces during clashes after a protest marking the 70th anniversary of Nakba — also known as Day of the Catastrophe in 1948 — and against the US’ relocation of its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, at the main entrance of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem on May 15, 2018. (Photo: Musa Al Shaer/AFP/Getty Images)


The mother of 8-month-old Palestinian infant Laila al-Ghandour, who died after inhaling tear gas during a protest against U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem at the Israel-Gaza border, mourns during her funeral in Gaza City, May 15, 2018. (Photo: Mohammed Salem/Reuters)



A relative mourns as she carries the body of eight-month-old Palestinian infant Laila al-Ghandour, who died after inhaling tear gas during a protest against U.S embassy move to Jerusalem at the Israel-Gaza border, during her funeral in Gaza City, May 15, 2018. (Photo: Mohammed Salem/Reuters)


Palestinian mourners carry the body of eight-month-old Palestinian baby Leila Anwar Ghandoour, died from tear gas inhalation during clashes in Gaza the previous day, during her funeral in Gaza City on May 15, 2018. (Photo: Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)


Relatives cry during the funeral of eight-month-old Palestinian infant Laila al-Ghandour, who died after inhaling tear gas during a protest against U.S embassy move to Jerusalem at the Israel-Gaza border, in Gaza City, May 15, 2018. (Photo: Mohammed Salem/Reuters)


Palestinians mourn over the body of eight-month-old Palestinian baby Leila Anwar Ghandoour, died from tear gas inhalation during clashes in Gaza the previous day, during her funeral in Gaza City on May 15, 2018. (Photo: Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)


Mourners carry the body of a Palestinian, who was killed during a protest against U.S embassy move to Jerusalem at the Israel-Gaza border, during his funeral in the central Gaza Strip, May 15, 2018. (Photo: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters)


Two sons and family members of Omar Abu El Fool, 30, who was killed yesterday during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, mourn during his funeral on May 15, 2018 in Gaza City, Gaza. (Photo: Etienne De Malglaive/Getty Images)


Palestinians carry the body of Mousab Abu Leila, 29, during his funeral after he was killed during a protest on the border with Israel, in Gaza City, Monday, May 14, 2018. (Photo: Dusan Vranic/AP)


A relative of Palestinian Ahmed al-Rantisi, who was killed during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, is consoled at a hospital in the northern Gaza Strip, May 14, 2018. (Photo: Mohammed Salem/Reuters)


Mourners perform funeral prayer of Fadi Abu Salah, who lost his legs during an Israeli assault on 2008, and has been killed in Israeli security forces’ intervention during a protest, organized to mark 70th anniversary of Nakba, also known as Day of the Catastrophe in 1948, and against United States’ plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, in Khan Yunis, Gaza on May 14, 2018. (Photo: Abed Zagout/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)


A relative of a Palestinian, who was killed during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, mourns during his funeral in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, May 14, 2018. (Photo: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters)


Palestinian mourners carry the dead body of Mukhtar Ebu Hamas, 25, martyred during clashes in Gaza the previous day, during his funeral ceremony in Deir Al Balah, Gaza on May 15, 2018. (Photo: Hassan Jedi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)


A relative of Palestinian Mahmoud Abu Taima, who was killed during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, mourns during his funeral in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on May 14, 2018. (Photo: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)


Palestinian mourners surround the body of Yazan al-Tubasi, killed during clashes in Gaza the previous day, during his funeral in Gaza City on May 15, 2018. (Photo: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)


Mourners carry the body of Mohammed Dwedar, a 27 year-old Palestinian killed during clashes along the Gaza border the previous day, during his funeral in Nusseirat refugee camp in the Gaza Strip on May 15, 2018. (Photo: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)


Palestinians mourn during the funereal ceremony of Muhammed Dividar, martyred during clashes in Gaza the previous day, at Nuseirat refugee camp in Gaza City on May 15, 2018. (Photo: Ashraf Amra/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)


Relatives of a Palestinian, who was killed during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, react at a hospital in the northern Gaza Strip, May 14, 2018. (Photo: Mohammed Salem/Reuters)


A Palestinian throws stones towards Israeli security forces during clashes after a protest marking the 70th anniversary of Nakba — also known as Day of the Catastrophe in 1948 — and against the US’ relocation of its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, at the main entrance of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem on May 15, 2018. (Photo: Musa Al Shaer/AFP/Getty Images)


Palestinian demonstrators react to tear gas fired by Israeli forces during a protest marking the 70th anniversary of Nakba, at the Israel-Gaza border in the southern Gaza Strip, May 15, 2018. (Photo: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters)


Palestinians clash with Israeli forces after a rally to mark the 70th anniversary of what Palestinians call their “nakba,” or catastrophe — the uprooting of hundreds of thousands in the Mideast war over Israel’s 1948 creation, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (Photo: Majdi Mohammed/AP)


Palestinian woman medics tend to an injured colleague during clashes near the border with Israel, east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on May 15, 2018, amidst protests marking 70th anniversary of Nakba — also known as Day of the Catastrophe in 1948 — and against the US’ relocation of its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. (Photo: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)


Israeli security forces intervene to Palestinian demonstrators during a protest, organized to mark 70th anniversary of Nakba, also known as Day of the Catastrophe in 1948, and against United States’ plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in Bethlehem, West Bank on May 15, 2018. (Photo: Wisam Hashlamoun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)


Palestinian protesters run for cover from teargas fired by Israeli troops near the border fence, east of Khan Younis, in the Gaza Strip, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Israel faced a growing backlash Tuesday and new charges of using excessive force, a day after Israeli troops firing from across a border fence killed 59 Palestinians and wounded more than 2,700 at a mass protest in Gaza. (Photo: Adel Hana/AP)


Palestinians carry away a protester injured during clashes with Israeli forces along the border east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on May 15, 2018 after demonstrations marking 70th anniversary of Nakba — also known as Day of the Catastrophe in 1948 — and against the US’ relocation of its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. (Photo: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)


Palestinians protest as tear gas fumes erupt near the border with Israel east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on May 15, 2018 marking 70th anniversary of Nakba — also known as Day of the Catastrophe in 1948 — and against the U.S. relocation of its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. (Photo: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)


Palestinians collect tires to be burnt during a protest marking the 70th anniversary of Nakba, at the Israel-Gaza border in the southern Gaza Strip, May 15, 2018. (Photo: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters)


A Palestinian protester wears a t-shirt with a political message during a protest in Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, on May 15, 2018. (Photo: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)