Palestinians commemorate 70 years since Nakba in West Bank

Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fled or were driven from their homes when Israel was created in 1948.

It’s a day of funerals and protests for Palestinians, 70 years since what they call the Nakba, or the “Catastrophe”.

On the streets, Palestinians rallied, with Israeli troops firing tear gas back.

This comes just one day after 61 Palestinians were killed by Israelis at the Gaza border.


Al Jazeera’s Alan Fisher reports from Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.