Palestinians observed 67th Nakba Day

May 16, 2015 15:15 IST

Palestinians on 15 May 2015 observed the 67th anniversary of the 1948 Palestinian Nakba Day. As part of it, dozens of Palestinians staged a march in southern Gaza Strip and vowed to return to their ancestral Homeland.

The march was organised by Hamas near the Israeli border in the town of Al-Qarara in eastern Khan Younis.

On 15 May every year, Palestinians mark Nakba Day, the day when the state of Israel was founded. They observe it to reaffirm their right to return to the land from which their ancestors were forcibly displaced by Israel in 1948.

The term Nakba in Arabic means catastrophe and is used by Palestinians to denote their mass expulsion and displacement from their ancestral homes and land in historical Palestine in 1948.

On the other hand, Jews in Israel celebrate this day as Independence Day.

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