Saturday, May 14, 2011

A Palestinian boy killed during the commemoration of the "Nakba"

The incidents occurred on the sidelines of the commemoration of the "Nakba" - the "catastrophe" which refers to the creation of Israel in May 1948 and the forced exile of Palestinians - Friday, May 13, made a death: a Palestinian teenager, whose family has announced the death on Saturday. "He died after being wounded in the stomach, we'll bury him now," said Maher Ayache Ayache uncle Milad Saeed, 16.

The events mark the beginning of the commemoration of the "Nakba" were interspersed with incidents in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, after Friday prayers. In Jerusalem, at least a dozen Palestinians were wounded during clashes with Israeli forces. A spokesman for Crescent confirmed nine wounded, including Milad Saeed Ayache, apparently shot.

In a statement, police reported three protesters "very slightly affected" and three police officers slightly injured. An important security apparatus had been set up: Thousands of police were deployed as reinforcements to East Jerusalem and in northern Israel, where is concentrated the majority of the Arab population.

The army was mobilized on its side seven additional battalions in the occupied West Bank, with instructions restraint to avoid bloodshed. Israeli forces have denied firing live ammunition at demonstrators. In total, thirty-four Palestinians were arrested in the Jerusalem area, as the spokesman for the Israeli police, Micky Rosenfeld.

The "Nakba" had forced the exodus of nearly 760,000 Palestinians. They are now 4.8 million with their descendants, divided mainly between Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and the Palestinian territories. The UN Resolution 194 states that "refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbors should be permitted as soon as possible." All Israeli governments have objected to implementing the right of return, on behalf of the Jewish character of the state.

Palestinian officials require recognition by Israel of the "principle" of this law, while expressing readiness to negotiate the terms and conditions.

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