Palestinians marked Nakba Day on Friday with demonstrations in Israel, the West Bank, the Gaza Strips and in refugee camps in neighboring countries.
According to Palestinians reports, dozens of demonstrators were wounded by rubber bullets and by inhaling tear gas in clashes with Israeli security forces in the village of Bil'in, near Ramallah.
The Israeli army reported that soldiers shot toward the legs of three Palestinians who neared the Gaza border fence near the Nahal Oz kibbutz. The Israeli army also reported that six Palestinians were lightly wounded by Israeli fire near Kfar Kadum, near the Gaza Strip.
Parades marking Nakba Day were held across the West Bank on Thursday, and on Friday a minute-long siren was sounded at 11:30 A.M.
Thousands of Israeli Arabs also marked Nakba Day in a rally organized by the northern branch of the Islamic Movement amid the ruins of the Palestinian village of Ijzim, south of Haifa.
A Palestinian protester kicks a burning tyre during clashes with Israeli troops following a rally marking Nakba Day near Ramallah. (Reuters)
Palestinian protesters carry parts of a broken mirror during clashes with Israeli forces following a Naqba Day demonstration near Nablus. (AFP)
Palestinian protesters burn an Israeli flag during a Nakba Day rally in Bethlehem. (Reuters)
Palestinian protesters run from tear gas fired by Israeli troops during clashes following a Nakba Day rally in Ramallah. (Reuters)
Palestinian women demonstrators hold rocks during Nakba Bay clashes with Israeli forces in the West Bank village of Betunia. (AFP)