Palestinians Mark “Land Day” as Israel Plans New West Bank Settlement

in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Palestinians throwing rocks clashed with Israeli soldiers Thursday, who responded with volleys of tear gas and rubber-coated bullets. The protests came on “Land Day,” marking the anniversary of the 1976 killing of six Palestinians protesting the Israeli confiscation of Arab land. The protests came as Israel’s Security Cabinet voted late Thursday to approve construction of Israel’s first new settlement in the occupied West Bank in over two decades.

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