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A Palestinian boy wears a bandana which in Arabic that reads, "coming to Jerusalem," during a rally to mark the Nakba Day in the West Bank town of Ramallah, Wednesday, May 15, 2013., Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Palestinians annually mark the "nakba," or "catastrophe"   the term they use to describe their defeat and displacement in the war that followed Israel's founding in 1948.

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A Palestinian boy wears a bandana that reads “coming to Jerusalem” in Arabic during a rally to mark Nakba Day in the West Bank town of Ramallah. Palestinians annually mark the “nakba”, or “catastrophe”, which describes their defeat and displacement in the war that followed Israel’s founding in 1948.

A Palestinian refugee walks next to her grandchildren in the narrow alleys of Jabalya refugee camp at the northern Gaza Strip...Palestinian refugee Fatem Redwan, 76, walks next to her grandchildren in the narrow alleys of Jabalya refugee camp at the northern Gaza Strip May 14, 2013. Redwan said she was 11 years old when she was forced out of her native town with her family to Gaza Strip. Palestinians will mark "Nakba" (Catastrophe) on May 15 to commemorate the expulsion or fleeing of some 700,000 Palestinians from their homes in the war that led to the founding of Israel in 1948.  REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (GAZA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

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Palestinian refugee Fatem Redwan, 76, walks next to her grandchildren in the narrow alleys of Jabalya refugee camp at the northern Gaza Strip on Tuesday. Ms Redwan said she was 11 years old when she was forced out of her native town with her family to Gaza Strip. Palestinians will mark Nakba (Catastrophe) on Wednesday to commemorate the expulsion or fleeing of about 700,000 Palestinians from their homes in the war that led to the founding of Israel in 1948.