State of Palestine: Israeli forces tear gas protesters in Bethlehem on Nakba Day

Israeli forces employed military vehicles to launch tear gas canisters at Palestinian protesters in Bethlehem on Tuesday, as the Palestinian town became the scene of heavy unrest on Nakba Day. Smoke billowed from tires set on fire on the streets as Israeli forces pushed protesters back. Palestinians continue to protest following the opening ceremony of the new US embassy in Jerusalem that took... Еще place a day earlier. Nakba, means the 'Catastrophe' in Arabic and refers to the 1948 Palestinian exodus, where an estimated 700,000 Palestinians were expelled to make way for the newly created state of Israel.

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