A Palestinian protester stands during clashes with the Israeli army in Qalandia in the occupied West Bank as Palestinians held rallies marking Nakba day. Nakba day, catastrophe in Arabic, commemorates the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians after the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948.
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.
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.