Palestinians mark 69th 'Nakba' anniversary with rallies

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.

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    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.


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