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

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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<p>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) </p>
Palestinians clash with Israeli forces

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)

<p>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) </p>
Palestinians clash with Israeli forces

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)

<p>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) </p>
Palestinians clash with Israeli forces

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)

<p>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) </p>
Palestinians clash with Israeli forces

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)

<p>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) </p>
Palestinians clash with Israeli forces

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)

<p>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) </p>
Palestinians clash with Israeli forces

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)

<p>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) </p>
Palestinians clash with Israeli forces

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)

<p>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) </p>
Palestinians clash with Israeli forces

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)

<p>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) </p>
Palestinians clash with Israeli forces

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)

<p>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) </p>
Palestinians clash with Israeli forces

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)

<p>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) </p>
Palestinians clash with Israeli forces

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)

<p>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) </p>
Palestinians clash with Israeli forces

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)

<p>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) </p>
Palestinians clash with Israeli forces

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)

<p>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) </p>
Palestinians clash with Israeli forces

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)

<p>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) </p>
Palestinians clash with Israeli forces

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)

<p>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) </p>
Palestinians clash with Israeli forces

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)

<p>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) </p>
Palestinians clash with Israeli forces

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)

<p>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) </p>
Palestinians clash with Israeli forces

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)

<p>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) </p>
Palestinians clash with Israeli forces

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)

<p>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) </p>
Palestinians clash with Israeli forces

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)

<p>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) </p>
Palestinians clash with Israeli forces

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)

<p>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) </p>
Palestinians clash with Israeli forces

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)

<p>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) </p>
Palestinians clash with Israeli forces

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)

<p>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) </p>
Palestinians clash with Israeli forces

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)

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