Between Ramallah & Jerusalem, Sunday May 15th, Part IX

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Sunday, May 15th, 2011: Around 700 Palestinians commemorated today the 63rd Nakba, or Tragedy, at the Qalandiya checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem. An estimated 1,500 Israeli soldiers launched tear gas and fired rubber bullets and sound bombs at the demonstrators who burned tires, slung stones and chanted for unity, revolution and the right of return. An estimated 150 people were treated for tear gas-related injuries including head blows, 15 for rubber bullet wounds, 9 were arrested by undercover Israeli agents, and one male protester died.

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