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Protesters wave Palestinian, Israeli flags in counter-rallies at Ben Gurion University

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Israeli and Palestinian students stage protests at Ben Gurion University in Beersheba on May 23, 2022. (Emanuel Fabian/Times of Israel)
Israeli and Palestinian students stage protests at Ben Gurion University in Beersheba on May 23, 2022. (Emanuel Fabian/Times of Israel)

Students at Ben Gurion University in Beersheba are holding a pro-Palestinian demonstration, after a small protest was dispersed on Nakba Day last week.

Dozens of students with Israeli flags are holding a counter-protest in response.

Both sides are chanting slogans, and security forces are managing to separate the sides.

Police officers at the scene say they do not expect any violence, but will intervene if necessary.

Last week protests at Tel Aviv University turned violent after pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian students clashed.

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