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May 20, 2014

Fatal shootings stir rage in Palestine

Palestinians call for #Justice4NadeemandMuhammad after teens are shot dead by Israeli soldiers.

A Palestinian man shouts for help moments after Palestinian teen, Mohammad Abu Daher, on the ground, was shot to death by Israeli troops near the West Bank city of Ramallah on May 15, 2014. (AP/MAJDI MOHAMMED)

Video footage of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) fatally shooting two Palestinian teens has generated anger throughout Palestine and the global online community. 

The teens were killed last Thursday during a protest on the 66th anniversary of the 'Nakba', or "Catastrophe", marking the displacement of Palestinians during the 1948 war that led to the creation of Israel. Muhammad Abu Daher, 15, and Nadim Nowarra, 17, were part of a group of protesters throwing rocks at Israeli soldiers at a military prison outside Ramallah.