Palestinian 6-Pronged Protest marks 63rd Nakba

Published May 16th, 2011 - 14:34 GMT

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Jordan's East Bank flank- the Jordanian contingent of Palestinian refugees wage their raid on the borders. 6 injured by Jordanian police.
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Image 1 of 10: Jordan's East Bank flank- the Jordanian contingent of Palestinian refugees wage their raid on the borders. 6 injured by Jordanian police.

The Syrian side scuffle: Israel-annexed Golan issues forth a wave of Palestinian refugees seeking to mark the Nakba by a defiant show of protest near Druze town Majdal Shams. 2 killed by Israeli fiery response.
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Image 1 of 10: The Syrian side scuffle: Israel-annexed Golan issues forth a wave of Palestinian refugees seeking to mark the Nakba by a defiant show of protest near Druze town Majdal Shams. 2 killed by Israeli fiery response.

Still Syrian skirmish: a modest army of protesters walking across the fields near town of Majdal Shams in the Israeli annexed Golan Heights on May 15, 2011, as they marched towards the border. Two people killed and dozens wounded  when the Israeli army opened fire at 'thousands' of protesters.
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Image 1 of 10: Still Syrian skirmish: a modest army of protesters walking across the fields near town of Majdal Shams in the Israeli annexed Golan Heights on May 15, 2011, as they marched towards the border. Two people killed and dozens wounded when the Israeli army opened fire at "thousands" of protesters.

Lebanon's Line: Palestinians who were formerly subdued during the 2006 war with Israel now rising in protest on the southern borders with Israel. Last time they were active this way outside of camp troubles as Nahr il Bared was the Civl WAr. Israeli fire killed 10 protestors and wounded more.
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Image 1 of 10: Lebanon's Line: Palestinians who were formerly subdued during the 2006 war with Israel now rising in protest on the southern borders with Israel. Last time they were active this way outside of camp troubles as Nahr il Bared was the Civl WAr. Israeli fire killed 10 protestors and wounded more.

Jerusalem Jossles with its occupied side : Israeli border police take position during clashes with Palestinian demonstrators in the Shufat refugee camp on the outskirts of Jerusalem on May 15.
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Image 1 of 10: Jerusalem Jossles with its occupied side : Israeli border police take position during clashes with Palestinian demonstrators in the Shufat refugee camp on the outskirts of Jerusalem on May 15.

Hebron's Hope from the West Bank: Palestinian police block the street as protesters try and reach two Jewish settlements in the city of Hebron on May 15, 2011 as protests across fragmented West Bank were waged simultaneously against the Israeli frontiers, including Jenin and Ramallah.
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Image 1 of 10: Hebron's Hope from the West Bank: Palestinian police block the street as protesters try and reach two Jewish settlements in the city of Hebron on May 15, 2011 as protests across fragmented West Bank were waged simultaneously against the Israeli frontiers, including Jenin and Ramallah.

Gaza Guard: Palestinians carry away a wounded man as Israeli troops opened fire during on a massive march heading towards the Erez border crossing in the northern Gaza Strip. 45 injuries counted.
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Image 1 of 10: Gaza Guard: Palestinians carry away a wounded man as Israeli troops opened fire during on a massive march heading towards the Erez border crossing in the northern Gaza Strip. 45 injuries counted.

Egypt's Edge: This much infiltrated border was breached May 15, 2001 by Palestinian protestors. Palestinian Hamas security forces stand guard at Rafah border terminal between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip during a rally to mark the 63th anniversary of the 'Nakba'.
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Image 1 of 10: Egypt's Edge: This much infiltrated border was breached May 15, 2001 by Palestinian protestors. Palestinian Hamas security forces stand guard at Rafah border terminal between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip during a rally to mark the 63th anniversary of the "Nakba".

Egypt's anti-Israel fire: The Israeli embassy in Cairo came under fire May 15 in line with Nakba protests.  This marks the  first time the embassy has been under attack in Egypt since the controversial peace treaty with Israel of Sadat '79 following Camp David.
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Image 1 of 10: Egypt's anti-Israel fire: The Israeli embassy in Cairo came under fire May 15 in line with Nakba protests. This marks the first time the embassy has been under attack in Egypt since the controversial peace treaty with Israel of Sadat '79 following Camp David.

Rafah Raid : A Palestinian child holds a key made of wood, representing the key of her home snatched from her family during the creation of the state of Israel, at the Rafah border terminal between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip, on May 15, 2011, during a rally to mark the Nakba.
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Image 1 of 10: Rafah Raid : A Palestinian child holds a key made of wood, representing the key of her home snatched from her family during the creation of the state of Israel, at the Rafah border terminal between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip, on May 15, 2011, during a rally to mark the Nakba.

 

Surrounded by Six Sides:

From North, South, East and West, Israel is being assaulted by peaceful Palestinian-supporting protestors who believe their time for triumph may have arrived earlier than expected on the occasion of the 63rd anniversary of the 1948 creation of Israel, known to Palestinians as the "Nakba" that marks the forced fleeing of Palestinians from their homeland.

An attempted rescue operation May 15, 2011 saw Palestinians from all neighbouring borders attempting to 'liberate Palestine' through the weapon of peaceful protest.  The Nakba day incidents on Israel's borders showed that the Palestinians have finally entered the fray of the Arab revolutinary Spring.  This was a 6 pronged challenge to Israel from multiple borders - Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, West Bank and Gaza.

It was relatively unusual to see flare-ups from some of these long-subdued borders, while the front that took the brunt of fatalities, Lebanon, is no stranger to skirmishes along its volatile, charged frontier with enemy Israel (though not in this Palestinian people-powered fashion).  At least 12 were left dead from the Syria and Lebanon fronts. Lebanon is already a very troubled border, with Israelis only in the last 10 years having retreated following  the1982 invasion and nearly 20-year occupation.

 

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