Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The 70th anniversary of Palestinian Nakba Day

Palestinians have been marking Nakba Day, which is generally commemorated on 15 May to honour the more than 700,000 Palestinians who fled or were expelled from their homes in the 1948 war surrounding Israel’s creation. Also, thousands joined funeral processions for some of the dozens of Palestinians killed by Israeli troops in a mass march on the Gaza border, as Israelis faced growing diplomatic fallout from the use of lethal force against unarmed protesters. Israeli forces killed 59 Palestinians, most by gunfire, and injured more than 2,700 on Monday, the Gaza health ministry said. See more images here.


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