Palestine

Clashes in West Bank to Mark Nakba Day

Commemoration of the displacement of Palestinians

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Palestinians on Wednesday marked the 65th anniversary of Nakba Day [Day of the Catastrophe], the day after the Gregorian calendar for Israeli independence, with demonstrations and rallies in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Clashes between Palestinian stone-throwers and IDF soldiers erupted in Kalandya, south of Ramallah, Hebron and Bethlehem. In all cases the IDF used crowd-dispersal methods, according to an IDF spokeswoman.