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Clouded by Smoke and Tear Gas, a View from Deadly Gaza Protests

Through the thick black smoke of burning tires, the crowds that gathered at the eastern border of the Gaza Strip could see scores of young men and boys dragging wire fencing away from the Israeli border. Many of the youths wore gas masks made out of soda bottles and bits of cloth, as tear gas rained down periodically.  "God is Great!" shouted some onlookers, as others cheered. The protest, one of many in the Palestinian territories and around the world, was in...

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