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Palestinians mark 69th Nakba anniversary

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Palestinians mark 69th Nakba anniversary

<p>Palestinians across the West Bank and Gaza marked Nakba anniversary on Monday.</p> <p>Nakba, which means catastrophe, refers to the creation of the state of Israel in 1948.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">More than 1 million Palestinians were displaced in 1948. <br /> Relive the journey of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Nakba?src=hash">#Nakba</a> refugees. <a href="https://t.co/XIpZR6QKME">https://t.co/XIpZR6QKME</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Palestine?src=hash">#Palestine</a> <a href="https://t.co/7t8LvUFWNN">pic.twitter.com/7t8LvUFWNN</a></p>— Middle East Monitor (@MiddleEastMnt) <a href="https://twitter.com/MiddleEastMnt/status/864220128707309568">May 15, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fled or were forced from their homes and they and their families still live in UN run refugee camps throughout the region.</p> <p>Their desire to return to their ancestral homes is one of the most intractable issues of the Arab Israeli conflict.</p> <p>Israel says it will never accept a “right of return,” arguing it would threaten the state by diluting its Jewish majority.</p> <p>In the West Bank city of Bethlehem as well as near Ramallah, hundreds of youths clashed with Israeli security forces.</p> <p>Israeli troops fired tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon to disperse them.</p>