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Palestinian Protest Turns Violent

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Published on Sep 5, 2012

We went to the West Bank on Nakba Day 2012 to survey the protests and avoid getting hit by stink trucks and rubber bullets.

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Every year on May 15, Palestinians observe Nakba Day, or "Day of the Catastrophe." Falling just 24 hours after Israeli Independence Day, it's held to commemorate the exodus of Palestinians from what is now Israel, which occurred during the Arab-Israeli war.

As you can imagine, the occasion doesn't put the Palestinians in the mood for celebrations and frivolity. Instead, they gather to protest against the people who, in their eyes, have been occupying their land since Israel was created in 1948.

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Comments • 815

The Elephant of Doom
Looks at comments What was I expecting on a video about the Arab-Israeli conflict?
Reaver
Do what you need to do Israel, Whatever it takes to defend your civilians.
hybridhelix88
You see title likes "Palestinian protests turn violent" - indicating that the Palestinians are violent. But watching the pictures in those videos makes you realize that in the end Palestinian territory is burning, smoke & gas grenades has been thrown and bullets have been shot from the IDF. It's funny how every pro-Israeli video turns out to be to their disadvantage.
Vladimir Chertok
live ammo is more affective it would stop any protests by the bogus palistains.
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Alex Meadows
Wow. Israel can't even be safe correctly
Alex EspoWRX
Guy had an isis shirt wtf this is from 2012 thats scary
Dank Karadsheh
Isis shirt? You arent fluent in Arabic text. Take an other look, look closer. Palestine and Isis have no relation. Besides, Isis wasn't formed in 2012, when this video was shot.
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quilibrium
Uhm no they didnt begin throwing stones, they began with a protest, then israeli soldiers show up with tear gas to disperse the protest and thats when they start throwing stones. The rediculous thing is that its in the westbank, theyre not even allowed to protest in their own land without israeli military shooting tear gas grenades at them, justify that you moron. 
Maxundmoritz Hautala
In the US police have the right to answer assault with lethal action. 
shams nassar
this is sick and how can some one be so heartless
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