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Israel, Palestinians return to conflicting narratives

While Israel celebrates its 70th birthday, the Palestinians mark 70 years of despair.

Israeli soldiers are seen next to the border fence on the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza border as Palestinians protest on the Gaza side of the border, April 6, 2018.REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Seventy years of Israel’s independence is cause for celebration in Israel and a reason for mourning in the Palestinian Authority.

The Palestinian mass demonstrations along the Gaza fence will come to a climax , just one day before the Palestinians mark Nakba Day — the establishment of Israel that the

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