Palestinians mark Nakba

Events held to commemorate 62nd anniversary of mass displacements due to Israel's formation.

    Palestinians across the world are marking on Saturday the 62nd anniversary of Nakba, which means catastrophe.

    In 1948, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were displaced and many became refugees due to the formation of the state of Israel.

    Mass gatherings commemorating the day of "catastrophe" in the West Bank and Gaza displayed a rare instance of unity between various political factions.

    Al Jazeera's Nour Odeh reports from Beit Jala, a town in the West Bank. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.