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 Palestinians remember 1948 'catastrophe'

World | May 15, 2019 19:24
<p>Palestinians are marking the 71st anniversary of their mass displacement during the 1948 war around Israel&#39;s creation.&nbsp;<br />Demonstrations were held across the Israeli-occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip today to mark what the Palestinians call the &quot;nakba,&#39;&#39; or &quot;catastrophe.&#39;&#39;&nbsp;<br />Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fled or were forced from their homes during the war surrounding Israel&#39;s establishment. Today, there are an estimated 5 million Palestinian refugees across the Middle East.&nbsp;<br />In the West Bank city of Ramallah, hundreds of people marched from the grave of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to a rally downtown, demanding the right to return to lost properties in what is now Israel.&nbsp;<br />Sirens also wailed across the West Bank at noon in an expression of sadness.-AP. Photos: AP</p><p>&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</p>


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