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. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman
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Clashes erupted in the occupied West Bank Tuesday as several hundred Palestinians protested on the anniversary of the Nakba, while Gazans buried their dead a day after 60 protesters were killed by Israeli forces.Palestinians across the region Tuesday marked the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, or catastrophe, commemorating the expulsion of more than 700,000 Palestinians from their homes during the 1948 War surrounding Israel's creation.Hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets across West Bank cities including Ramallah, Bethlehem, Nablus, Tulkarm and Hebron to protest Monday's opening of the U.S. Embassy in occupied Jerusalem and to demand the right for Palestinians to return to their lands. In Bethlehem, 46 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli forces who used live ammunition, rubber bullets and tear gas against protesters.Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinians later in the day as the border protests grew – although they did not reach the previous day's intensity – and wounded 250, according to Gaza's Health Ministry.
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