Thousands at Gaza border protests as Palestinians mark 71 years of displacement

The protests that started more than a year ago show no sign of ending and they remain a constant source of friction with Israel. sky news
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Tear gas fired by Israel Defence Forces (IDF) soldiers arcs down on to the protesters to stop them from getting too close to the fence.

Up to 50 people have been injured in protests at the Gaza border as Palestinians mark what is known as Nakba Day – the 71st anniversary of their displacement.

The Israeli military says 10,000 protesters have gathered along the border fence, which has been the scene of weekly demonstrations over the past year.

The confrontation is played out throughout the day as it has been now for many months on the Gaza-Israel border.

Tear gas is fired by IDF soldiers to stop protesters from getting too close to the fence

The protests that started more than a year ago show no sign of ending and they remain a constant source of friction with Israel.

Today’s was to commemorate the Nakba, the “catastrophe” for Palestinians, in which hundreds of thousands of them fled or were forced from their homes during the violent creation of Israel in 1948.

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