Monday, May 16, 2011

"Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Bury Dead"

Palestinian mourners carry the body of a Palestinian man who killed when Israeli soldiers opened fire on Sunday at protesters who approached the northen Israeli border with Lebanon, during a funeral procession at Ein el-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp, in the southern port city of Sidon, southern Lebanon, on Monday May 16, 2011. Israeli troops clashed with Arab protesters along three hostile borders on Sunday, leaving as many as 12 people dead and dozens wounded in an unprecedented wave of violence marking the anniversary of the mass displacement of Palestinians surrounding Israel's establishment in 1948. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari) (Mohammad Zaatari)

(AP) EIN EL-HILWEH REFUGEE CAMP (AP) — Thousands of Palestinians in Lebanon have fired their guns in the air and carried coffins through the streets to mourn those killed when protesters marched on Israel's border.

Thousands of Arab protesters marched toward Israel's borders with Syria, Lebanon and Gaza on Sunday in an unprecedented wave of demonstrations. The ensuing clashes left at least 15 people dead.

Military and security officials said 10 of the dead were Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon. Funerals were held Monday in several of the country's 12 refugee camps, with many people vowing revenge.

Sunday's clash in Lebanon was the deadliest incident along the volatile border in five years.

Palestinians declared a day of mourning for the dead.

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