Palestinians commemorated the 69th anniversary of the Nakba, the "day of catastrophe", in which Israel was officially declared a state following the forced removal of more than 750,000 Palestinians from their homes and the destruction of over 500 villages and towns.

On May 15, People across historic Palestine - including Israel, the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip - held rallies, marches and candlelight vigils, as well as sounding sirens.

Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports from Ramallah.

Middle East, Palestine, Human Rights