- Title: Palestinians stage anti-Israel protests on Nakba Day
- Date: 15th May 2021
- Summary: NEAR BEIT EL SETTLEMENT, WEST BANK (MAY 15, 2021) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS PROFANITY*** CROWD GATHERED, PLUME OF SMOKE, PEOPLE RUNNING AWAY VARIOUS OF PEOPLE GATHERED AROUND PLUME OF SMOKE, THROWING OBJECTS SECURITY FORCES PROTESTERS GATHERED, AMBULANCE, TEARGAS PROTESTERS GATHERED, SOME WALKING AWAY PROTESTERS GATHERED, SOME RUNNING AWAY VARIOUS OF TEARGAS LANDING NEAR PROTESTERS ISRAELI SECURITY FORCES TIRES BURNING, PEOPLE RUNNING AMBULANCE DRIVING NEAR PEOPLE TYRES BURNING, PROTESTERS CARRYING TYRES PROTESTERS GATHERED, TYRES BURNING TYRES BURNING, PLUME OF BLACK SMOKE PROTESTERS GATHERED
- Embargoed: 29th May 2021 16:20
- Keywords: Beir el Settlement Hamas Israel Nakba Day Palestinians conflict violence
- Location: NEAR BEIT EL SETTLEMENT, WEST BANK
- City: NEAR BEIT EL SETTLEMENT, WEST BANK
- Country: Palestinian Territories
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Middle East
- Reuters ID: LVA001ED2MFYF
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS PROFANE GESTURE (SHOT 3)
Protesters clashed with security forces on Saturday (May 15) in the West Bank on Nakba Day, a day when Palestinians mark their displacement in the 1948-49 war that accompanied the creation of the modern state of Israel.
Palestinians have reported 11 people killed this week in the occupied West Bank after protesters and Israeli forces clashed.
The conflict adds complexity to Israel's fractious politics. It has dealt a blow to opposition attempts to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, when a potential right-wing partner scrapped coalition talks after violence erupted. This may mean Israelis face a fifth election in just over two years.
Israel pounded Gaza with air strikes and Palestinian militants launched rocket salvoes at Tel Aviv and other cities on Saturday, with no sign of an end to almost a week of fighting.
The death toll is rising from the worst escalation since 2014 and diplomacy has so far failed to quell it.
(Production: Kristian Brunse, Natasa Bansagi)
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