Watch: Protesters supporting Israel, Palestinians clash in New York

WION Web Team
NEW YORK Published: May 20, 2021, 01:31 PM(IST)

Smoke and flames rise after war planes belonging to the Israeli army carried out airstrikes over Gaza City on August 18, 2020. A rocket was fired on late August 18 from Gaza towards Israel Photograph:( AFP )

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Israel and Palestine have exchanged several rocket fires, resulting in hundreds of injuries and the deaths on both sides.

Supporters of both Israel and Palestine clashed on the streets of New York City this week, following violent attacks in the Middle East.

Several videos posted on social media platforms show the street brawl between pro-Palestinian protesters and pro-Israel demonstrators in New York.

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Meanwhile, a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas could come "as early as Friday", the Wall Street Journal reported, citing some US and foreign officials involved in the discussions. 

A per the report, Egypt has made some headway in the negotiations with Hamas' leadership, while Israel conceded that it is nearing completion of its "objectives". 

The report said that the mechanism of the ceasefire is in place, only timing is the issue. However, the members of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, another Gaza-based armed group, remained a wild card.

Rallies in support of Palestine have popped up globally, with several events scheduled in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom and Europe.

Israel and Palestine have exchanged several rocket fires, resulting in hundreds of injuries and deaths on both sides.

(With inputs from agencies)

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