Israeli forces kill at least 12 Palestinians, possibly as many as 20, and injure scores, in border incidents on Nakba Day. Experts say Israel’s actions may have violated international law. Pres. Abbas says the deaths are “not in vain,” and the Daily Star agrees. Some Palestinians say this marks a turning point. The Syrian government is accused of orchestrating one of the incidents, and the BBC looks at the overall background. Palestinian refugees in Lebanon call for a “third intifada,” and the protests again raise the refugee issue. Mordechai Kedar warns that Israel “doesn’t want to share a cell” with regional dictators. Under international pressure, Israel agrees to release Palestinian tax revenues, and salaries will be paid on Monday. Abbas orders the “utmost punishment” for “honor killings.” Tensions surround the burial of a Palestinian teenager killed in occupied East Jerusalem. Special Envoy Mitchell resigns, but The National says negotiations are bigger than any one official. DM Barak says the weekend protests were just the beginning of new challenges facing Israel. Ha’aretz says they show the regional dimensions of an unresolved conflict. PM Netanyahu’s speech before the Knesset might be a preview of his US remarks. Major protests occur at the Israeli Embassy in Cairo. Ghanem Nuseibeh and Naava Mashiah look at changing GCC-Israeli relations.

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