Palestinians stage protests on Nakba day

Waving Palestinian flags and wearing the Kuffiya, thousands of Israel's Arab minority turned out in Sakhnin on Saturday for a rally to commemorate a war lost 73 years ago.

Israel pounded Gaza with air strikes and Palestinian militants launched rocket salvoes at Tel Aviv and other cities on Saturday, with no sign of an end to almost a week of fighting.

Palestinians have reported 11 people killed this week in the occupied West Bank after protesters and Israeli forces clashed.

The hostilities showed no sign of letting up as they entered a seventh day, with Palestinians saying at least 145 people have been killed since the conflict began on Monday (May 10), including 41 children. Israel has reported 10 dead, including two children.