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At least 15 dead as Israeli troops clash with protesters

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Two Palestinian men stand on a road barricade armed with stones as fires burn around them during clashes with the Israeli police May 15, at the Qalandiya checkpoint near Ramallah, West Bank. Today marks the 'Nakba' or 'catastrophe' which befell Palestinians following Israel's establishment in 1948.

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Palestinian protesters infiltrate the Israel-Syria border on May 15, near the Druze village of Majdal Shams, Israel. Reportedly at least twelve were killed and several injured when IDF soldiers open fired on protesters attempting to cross the Syria-Israel border adjacent to Majdal Shams in northern Israel. Palestinians today were remonstrating the establishment of Israel in 1948, termed 'Nakba Day.'

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A Palestinian protester runs away from tear gas fired by Israeli security forces during clashes at Qalandiya checkpoint, near the West Bank city of Ramallah May 15. Israeli security forces had been on alert for violence on Sunday, the day Palestinians mark the "Nakba", or catastrophe, of Israel's founding in a 1948 war, when hundreds of thousands of their brethren fled or were forced to leave their homes.