Independent news has never been so important.

Did you know that you can get Democracy Now! delivered to your inbox every day? Sign up for our Daily News Digest today! Don't worry, we'll never share or sell your information.

16 Wounded as Israeli Forces Attack Palestinians Marking Nakba Day

HeadlineMay 16, 2022

Palestinians held protests across the occupied West Bank and Gaza Sunday to mark the 74th anniversary of the Nakba, or Catastrophe, when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were forcibly expelled from their homes after the state of Israel was formed. At least 16 Palestinians were injured in the West Bank city of al-Bireh when Israeli forces attacked a Nakba Day protest. The Palestine Red Crescent Society said seven Palestinians were shot by live ammunition, three others by rubber-coated steel bullets. 

Meanwhile, Israel is facing international condemnation after Israeli forces attacked mourners on Friday at the funeral of the Palestinian American Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh, who was shot dead while covering an Israeli raid in the Jenin refugee camp. A spokesperson for U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said he was “deeply disturbed” by what happened at the funeral. 

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation