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A Palestinian protester yesterday during clashes at the Qalandiya checkpoint, in the West Bank.(Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

• Israeli troops faced incursions of Palestinian protesters at four separate borders yesterday, which was “Nakba Day.” At times they fired in to crowds, and more than a dozen were killed. More at 10. [NYT]

• Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the Jewish head of the International Monetary Fund and leading candidate for French president, was arrested in New York for an alleged sexual attack on a maid at a midtown hotel. [NYT]

• After initial hesitance due to Fatah’s deal with Hamas, Israel agreed to transfer nearly $100 million in tax revenue to the Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority based on assurances that none of it would go to Hamas. [Haaretz]

• The alleged Palestine Papers leaker comes clean and explains himself. [Guardian]

• In a sort of practice round to next month, the Israeli navy prevented a Malaysian group’s ship from running the Gaza blockade with the use of warning shots and no injuries. [AP/WP]

• The gay rights movement reaches Israel’s Orthodox community. [WP]





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