Palestine - Nakba Day

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  • 2. Nakba Day Nakba Day ( Arabic: يوم النكبة Yawm an-Nakbah , meaning "day of the catastrophe") is an annual day of commemoration of the Palestinian people of the displacement that accompanied the creation of Israel in 1948. [1] Defining Nakba During the 1948 Palestine War , an estimated 700,000 Palestinians were expelled or fled , and hundreds of Palestinian villages were depopulated and destroyed. [2] [3] The vast majority of Palestinian refugees , both those outside the 1949 armistice lines at the war's conclusion and those internally displaced , were barred by the newly declared state of Israel from returning to their homes or reclaiming their property. [2] [3] These refugees and their descendants number several million people today, divided between Jordan (2 million), Lebanon (427,057), Syria (477,700), the West Bank (788,108) and the Gaza Strip (1.1 million), with another at least quarter of million internally displaced Palestinians in Israel. [4] The displacement, dispossession and dispersal of the Palestinian people is known to them as al-Nakba , meaning "the catastrophe," or "the disaster." [5] [6] [7] Though the Nakba refers to the events of 1948, their continued salience due to the irresolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has prompted Palestinians like Mahmoud Darwish to describe the Nakba as, "an extended present that promises to continue in the future." [7] Commemoration of the Nakba by Arab citizens of Israel who are internally displaced persons as a result of the 1948 war has been practiced for decades, but until the early 1990s was relatively weak. Initially, the memory of the catastrophe of 1948 was personal and communal in character and families or members of a given village would use the day to gather at the site of their former villages. [12] Small scale commemorations of the tenth anniversary in the form of silent vigils were held by Arab students at a few schools in Israel in 1958, despite attempts by the Israeli authorities to thwart them. [13] Visits to the sites of former villages became increasingly visible after the events of Land Day in 1976. [12] In the wake up of the failure of the 1991 Madrid Conference to broach the subject of refugees, the Association for the Defense of the Rights of the Internally Displaced in Israel was founded to organize a March of Return to the site of a different village every year on May 15, so as to place the issue on the Israeli public agenda. [14] By the early 1990s, annual commemorations of the day by Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel held a prominent place in the community's public discourse. [12] [15] Learn more : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakba_Day Main article: 1948 Palestinian exodus At least 15 dead as Israeli troops clash with protesters On 2011 May 15, thousands of Arab protesters marched on Israel's borders with Syria, Lebanon and Gaza on Sunday in an unprecedented wave of demonstrations, sparking clashes that left at least 15 people dead in an annual Palestinian mourning ritual marking the anniversary of Israel's birth. The violence showed Israel the extent of Arab anger over the Palestinian issue, beyond the residents of the West Bank and Gaza - Deadly clashes also took place along Israel's nearby northern border with Lebanon, as well as in the Gaza Strip on Israel's southern flank.
  • 3. Getty Images - Israeli Arabs wave Palestinian flags during a demonstration in Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, on May 14, 2011 to mark the 63rd anniversary of the 1948 creation of Israel in British-mandate Palestine, an event known to Arabs as the 'nakba' or 'catastrophe' due to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who either fled or were driven out of their homes.
  • 4. Getty Images - Israeli Arabs wave Palestinian flags during a demonstration in Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, on May 14, 2011 to mark the 63rd anniversary of the 1948 creation of Israel in British-mandate Palestine, an event known to Arabs as the 'nakba' or 'catastrophe' due to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who either fled or were driven out of their homes.
  • 5. Getty Images - Israeli Arabs demonstrate Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, on May 14, 2011 to mark the 63rd anniversary of the 1948 creation of Israel in British-mandate Palestine, an event known to Arabs as the 'nakba' or 'catastrophe' due to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who either fled or were driven out of their homes.
  • 6. Mohamad Torokman / Reuters - A Palestinian boy looks at an Israeli border police officer pointing his weapon during brief clashes between Palestinian stone throwers and Israeli security forces at the Qalandiya checkpoint, near the West Bank city of Ramallah May 14. Palestinians will mark "Nakba Day" (catastrophe) on May 15 to commemorate the expulsion or fleeing of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homes in the war that led to the founding of Israel in 1948.
  • 7. (L)Reuters Pictures A protester waves a Palestinian flag during clashes with Israeli forces near Erez crossing between Israel and northern Gaza Strip May 15, 2011. Getty Images 2 days ago (R) Israeli Arabs wave Palestinian flags during a demonstration in Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, on May 14, 2011 to mark the 63rd anniversary of the 1948 creation of Israel in British-mandate Palestine, an event known to Arabs as the 'nakba' or 'catastrophe' due to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who either fled or were driven out of their homes.
  • 8. Getty Images - Palestinian protesters hold up the Palestinian flag as they look towards the Erez crossing in the northern Gaza Strip, on May 15, 2011, as they gathered to mark the 'nakbah' or 'catastrophe' anniversary of Israel's creation in 1948, which resulted in more than 760,000 Palestinians -- estimated today to number 4.7 million with their descendants -- were pushed into exile or driven out of their homes. According to medics 45 people were injured when the Israeli troops opened fire.
  • 9. Getty Images - Girls wearing skirts in the colour of the Palestinian flag perform during a rally marking the day of 'nakba' or the catastrophe on May 15, 2011 in the Israeli occupied West Bank city of Nablus. Across the West Bank and Palestinian territories rallies are taking place to mark the 63rd anniversary of Israel's creation which resulted in more than 760,000 -- estimated today to number 4.7 million with their descendants -- being pushed into exile or driven out of their homes in the conflict that followed the Jewish state's establishment in 1948.
  • 10. Getty Images - Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Amer, 75, shows the keys of his home in the village of Mansi in what is now Israel on May 15, 2011 in the West Bank refugee camp of Jenin as Palestinians began marking the 'nakba' or 'catastrophe' of Israel's 1948 creation, a day after a teen died from injuries in clashes to mark the date. More than 760,000 Palestinians -- estimated today to number 4.7 million with their descendants -- were pushed into exile or driven out of their homes following the creation of the Jewish state.
  • 11. Getty Images - A Palestinian child holds a key made of wood, representing the key of her home snatched from her family during the creation of the state of Israel, at the Rafah border terminal between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip, on May 15, 2011, during a gathering to mark the 63th anniversary of the 'Nakba' (catastrophe). Nakba means 'catastrophe' in reference to the birth of the state of Israel 63 years ago in British-mandate Palestine, which led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who either fled or were driven out of their homes during the 1948 war over Israel's creation.
  • 12. Getty Images - A Palestinian man holds a key made of wood, representing the key of her home snatched from his family during the creation of the state of Israel, as Israeli soldier fire tear gas canisters during clashes with Palestinian stone throwers at the Israeli manned Qalandia checkpoint between Jerusalem and the West Bank city if Ramallah on May 15, 2011. Palestinians across the Israeli occupied territories rallied to mark the 63rd anniversary of the 'Nakba' or 'catastrophe' in reference to the birth of the state of Israel 63 years ago in British-mandate Palestine, which led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who either fled or were driven out of their homes during the 1948 war over Israel's creation.
  • 13. Getty Images - A Palestinian woman holds a key made of wood, representing the key of her home snatched from her family during the creation of the state of Israel, at the Rafah border terminal between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip, on May 15, 2011, during a gathering to mark the 63th anniversary of the 'Nakba' (catastrophe). Nakba means 'catastrophe' in reference to the birth of the state of Israel 63 years ago in British-mandate Palestine, which led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who either fled or were driven out of their homes during the 1948 war over Israel's creation.
  • 14. Getty Images - Palestinian protesters run for cover after Israeli soldiers opened fire during a massive march towards the Erez border crossing in the northern Gaza Strip on May 15, 2011 to mark the 'Nakba' or 'Catastrophe' anniversary of Israel's creation in 1948, as a result of which more than 760,000 Palestinians -- estimated today to number 4.7 million with their descendants -- were pushed into exile or driven out of their homes.
  • 15. Getty Images - Members of Hamas' security forces holds back protesters from reaching Erez border crossing in the northern Gaza Strip, on May 15, 2011, as people gathered to mark the 'nakbah' or 'catastrophe' anniversary of Israel's creation in 1948, as a result of which more than 760,000 Palestinians -- estimated today to number 4.7 million with their descendants -- were pushed into exile or driven out of their homes. According to medics 45 people were injured when the Israeli troops opened fire.
  • 16. Reuters Pictures - Palestinians wave flags during a rally marking "Nakba" in the West Bank city of Ramallah May 15, 2011. Palestinians mark the "Nakba", or catastrophe, on Sunday 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.
  • 17. Reuters Pictures - Palestinian boys hold symbolic keys as they take part in a rally marking "Nakba" in the West Bank city of Ramallah May 15, 2011. Palestinians mark the "Nakba", or catastrophe, on Sunday 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.
  • 18. Getty Images Palestinian protesters march towards the Erez border crossing in the northern Gaza Strip, on May 15, 2011, as they gathered to mark the 'nakbah' or 'catastrophe' anniversary of Israel's creation in 1948, which resulted in more than 760,000 Palestinians -- estimated today to number 4.7 million with their descendants -- were pushed into exile or driven out of their homes. According to medics 45 people were injured when the Israeli troops opened fire.
  • 19. AP photos - Palestinian children, one holding a Dome of the Rock cutout during a rally marking the 63rd anniversary of the Nakba, or catastrophe, the Arabic term used to describe the uprooting of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with the 1948 creation of the state of Israel, in the West Bank City of Nablus, Sunday, May 15, 2011.
  • 20. AP Photo - Palestinian children hold keys symbolizing the right of return of refugees during a rally marking the 63rd anniversary of the Nakba, or catastrophe, the Arabic term used to describe the uprooting of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with the 1948 creation of the state of Israel, in the West Bank City of Nablus, Sunday, May 15, 2011.
  • 21. Reuters Pictures - Palestinian refugees who live in Jordan try to cross into the West Bank during a demonstration marking "Nakba" (Catastrophe) in Shouneh, west of Amman May 15, 2011. Palestinians mark "Nakba" (Catastrophe) on May 15 to commemorate the time when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were expelled or fled from their homes in the war that led to the founding of Israel in 1948.
  • 22. Getty Images - A Palestinian man flashes the V-sign as he and others confront Israeli soldiers during clashes at the Israeli manned Qalandia checkpoint between Jerusalem and the West Bank city if Ramallah on May 15, 2011. Palestinians across the Israeli occupied territories rallied to mark the 63rd anniversary of the 'Nakba' or 'catastrophe' in reference to the birth of the state of Israel 63 years ago in British-mandate Palestine, which led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who either fled or were driven out of their homes during the 1948 war over Israel's creation.
  • 23. Getty Images - A Palestinian protester shouts slogans during a massive march towards the Erez border crossing in the northern Gaza Strip on May 15, 2011 to mark the 'Nakba' or 'Catastrophe' anniversary of Israel's creation in 1948, as a result of which more than 760,000 Palestinians -- estimated today to number 4.7 million with their descendants -- were pushed into exile or driven out of their homes.
  • 24. Getty Images - Israeli soldiers walk past the controversial Israeli separation barrier with graffiti depicting late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat during clashes with Palestinian demonstrators in Qalandia between Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Ramallah on May 15, 2011 as Palestinians marked the 'Nakba' or 'Catastrophe' of the 1948 creation of Israel.
  • 25. Reuters Pictures - Palestinians attend a protest to mark "Nakba" near the border between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip May 15, 2011. Violence erupted on Israel's borders with Syria, Lebanon and Gaza on Sunday, leaving at least eight dead and dozens wounded, as Palestinians marked what they term "the catastrophe" of Israel's founding in 1948.
  • 26. Reuters Pictures - Sudanese and Palestinian residents march during a rally to commemorate "Nakba" (Catastrophe), when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were expelled or fled from their homes in the war that led to the founding of Israel in 1948, in Khartoum May 15, 2011.
  • 27. Reuters Pictures - Egyptians wave Palestinian flags during a "Nakba" demonstration in front of the Israeli embassy in Cairo May 15, 2011. Palestinians mark "Nakba" (Catastrophe) on May 15 to commemorate the time when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were expelled or fled from their homes in the war that led to the founding of Israel in 1948.return to the cause".
  • 28. Reuters Pictures - People flash 'victory' signs in front of a Palestinian flag during a "Nakba" sit-in protest outside the U.N. office in Amman May 15, 2011. Palestinians mark "Nakba" (Catastrophe) on May 15 to commemorate the time when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were expelled or fled from their homes in the war that led to the founding of Israel in 1948.
  • 29. Reuters Pictures - People take part in a "Nakba" sit-in protest outside the U.N. office in Amman May 15, 2011. Palestinians mark "Nakba" (Catastrophe) on May 15 to commemorate the time when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were expelled or fled from their homes in the war that led to the founding of Israel in 1948.
  • 30. Reuters Pictures An army soldier stands guard during a protest outside the Israel embassy during a "Nakba" sit-in demonstration in Cairo May 15, 2011. Palestinians mark "Nakba" (Catastrophe) on May 15 to commemorate the time when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were expelled or fled from their homes in the war that led to the founding of Israel in 1948.
  • 31. Reuters Pictures - Police hold back Palestinian refugees living in Jordan as they attempt to cross into the West Bank during a demonstration marking "Nakba" in Shouneh, west of Amman May 15, 2011. Palestinians mark "Nakba" (Catastrophe) on May 15 to commemorate the time when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were expelled or fled from their homes in the war that led to the founding of Israel in 1948.
  • 32. Reuters Pictures - Palestinian refugees living in Jordan attempt to cross into the West Bank during a demonstration marking "Nakba" in Shouneh, west of Amman May 15, 2011. Palestinians mark "Nakba" (Catastrophe) on May 15 to commemorate the time when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were expelled or fled from their homes in the war that led to the founding of Israel in 1948.
  • 33. Reuters Pictures - Israeli soldiers stand guard as Syrian protesters make their way back to Syria after they crossed into Israel during a demonstration marking "Nakba" on the border between Syria and Israel, near the Druze village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights May 15, 2011. Israeli troops shot Palestinian protesters who surged towards its frontiers with Syria, Lebanon and Gaza on Sunday, killing up to 13 people on the day Palestinians mourn the creation of the state of Israel. Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 Middle East war and annexed the territory in 1981, a move not recognised internationally.
  • 34. Getty Images - RAMALLAH, WEST BANK - MAY 15: Israeli soldiers take position during clashes with Palestinian protesters May 15, 2011 at Qalandiya checkpoint near Ramallah, West Bank. Today marks the 'Nakba' or 'catastrophe' which befell Palestinians following Israel's establishment in 1948.
  • 35. Getty Images - RAMALLAH, WEST BANK - MAY 15: Israeli soldiers fire tear gas during clashes with Palestinian protesters May 15, 2011 at Qalandiya checkpoint near Ramallah, West Bank. Today marks the 'Nakba' or 'catastrophe' which befell Palestinians following Israel's establishment in 1948.
  • 36. Getty Images - A woman waves the Palestinian flag as Israeli soldiers fire tear gas canisters during clashes with Palestinian stone throwers at the Israeli manned Qalandia checkpoint between Jerusalem and the West Bank city if Ramallah on May 15, 2011. Palestinians across the Israeli occupied territories rallied to mark the 63rd anniversary of the 'Nakba' or 'catastrophe' in reference to the birth of the state of Israel 63 years ago in British-mandate Palestine, which led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who either fled or were driven out of their homes during the 1948 war over Israel's creation.
  • 37. Getty Images - RAMALLAH, WEST BANK - MAY 15: A Palestinian man holds a key made of wood, representing the key to his home that was snatched from his family during the creation of the state of Israel, during clashes with the Israeli police May 15, 2011 at Qalandiya checkpoint near Ramallah, West Bank. Today marks the 'Nakba' or 'catastrophe' which befell Palestinians following Israel's establishment in 1948.
  • 38. Getty Images - RAMALLAH, WEST BANK - MAY 15: A can of tear gas flies over a crowd of Palestinians during clashes with the Israeli police May 15, 2011 at Qalandiya checkpoint near Ramallah, West Bank. Today marks the 'Nakba' or 'catastrophe' which befell Palestinians following Israel's establishment in 1948.
  • 39. Getty Images - RAMALLAH, WEST BANK - MAY 15: Israeli soldiers take position during clashes with Palestinian protesters May 15, 2011 at Qalandiya checkpoint near Ramallah, West Bank. Today marks the 'Nakba' or 'catastrophe' which befell Palestinians following Israel's establishment in 1948.
  • 40. Getty Images - RAMALLAH, WEST BANK - MAY 15: Palestinians run for cover after tear gas was fired during clashes with the Israeli police May 15, 2011 at Qalandiya checkpoint near Ramallah, West Bank. Today marks the 'Nakba' or 'catastrophe' which befell Palestinians following Israel's establishment in 1948.
  • 41. Getty Images - RAMALLAH, WEST BANK - MAY 15: Israeli soldiers fire tear gas during clashes with Palestinian protesters May 15, 2011 at Qalandiya checkpoint near Ramallah, West Bank. Today marks the 'Nakba' or 'catastrophe' which befell Palestinians following Israel's establishment in 1948.
  • 42. Getty Images - RAMALLAH, WEST BANK - MAY 15: A Palestinian throws a stone during clashes with the Israeli police May 15, 2011 at Qalandiya checkpoint near Ramallah, West Bank. Today marks the 'Nakba' or 'catastrophe' which befell Palestinians following Israel's establishment in 1948.
  • 43. Getty images - RAMALLAH, WEST BANK - MAY 15: Two Palestinian youths receive treatment after being overcome by tear gas fired during clashes with the Israeli police May 15, 2011 at Qalandiya checkpoint near Ramallah, West Bank. Today marks the 'Nakba' or 'catastrophe' which befell Palestinians following Israel's establishment in 1948.
  • 44. Getty Images - RAMALLAH, WEST BANK - MAY 15: A wounded Palestinian man receives treatment during clashes with the Israeli police May 15, 2011 at Qalandiya checkpoint near Ramallah, West Bank. Today marks the 'Nakba' or 'catastrophe' which befell Palestinians following Israel's establishment in 1948.
  • 45. Reuters Pictures - Israeli border policemen detain a Palestinian protester during clashes in Shuafat refugee camp, in the West Bank near Jerusalem May 15, 2011. Israeli security forces had been on alert for violence on Sunday, the day Palestinians mourn the "Nakba", or catastrophe, of Israel's founding in a 1948 war, when hundreds of thousands of their brethren fled or were forced to leave their homes.
  • 46. Reuters Pictures - An injured Palestinian refugee holds a Palestinian flag during a demonstration in Karama, west of Amman and near the Jordanian-Israeli border, May 15, 2011. Police barred 500 people from marching toward the border as they marked Nakba (Catastrophe) to commemorate the time when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were expelled or fled from their homes in the war that led to the founding of Israel in 1948.
  • 47. Reuters Pictures - Israeli police and border police officers detain a Palestinian protester during clashes in Shuafat refugee camp, in the West Bank near Jerusalem May 15, 2011. Israeli security forces had been on alert for violence on Sunday, the day Palestinians mourn the "Nakba", or catastrophe, of Israel's founding in a 1948 war, when hundreds of thousands of their brethren fled or were forced to leave their homes.
  • 48. Getty Images - RAMALLAH, WEST BANK - MAY 15: Palestinians receive treatment after being overcome by tear gas fired during clashes with the Israeli police May 15, 2011 at Qalandiya checkpoint near Ramallah, West Bank. Today marks the 'Nakba' or 'catastrophe' which befell Palestinians following Israel's establishment in 1948.
  • 49. Getty Images An injured demonstrator is carried by fellow Palestinian refugees during a protest in Karama, west of the Jordanian capital Amman and near the Jordanian-Israeli border, on May 15, 2011 as police barred 500 people from marching on Israel's border in a show of mourning on 'Nakba (Catastrophe) Day' over the 1948 creation of the Jewish stat
  • 50. Getty Images - RAMALLAH, WEST BANK - MAY 15: A wounded Palestinian man is carried to safety during clashes with the Israeli police May 15, 2011 at Qalandiya checkpoint near Ramallah, West Bank. Today marks the 'Nakba' or 'catastrophe' which befell Palestinians following Israel's establishment in 1948.
  • 51. Reuters Pictures - A Palestinian demonstrator wounded in his arm keeps low as fellow protesters lie on the ground during clashes with Israeli soldiers in Maroun al-Rass near the Israeli border in south Lebanon May 15, 2011. The Lebanese army said on Sunday Israeli soldiers fired in the direction of a gathering at the Lebanese border village of Maroun al-Ras, killing 10 people and wounding 112. Israeli security forces had been on alert for violence on Sunday, the day Palestinians mourn the "Nakba", or catastrophe, of Israel's founding in a 1948 war, when hundreds of thousands of their brethren fled or were forced to leave their homes.
  • 52. Getty Images - Israeli soldiers guard along the border fence as Druze resident of Majdal Sham stand on the hill looking after mainly Palestinian protesters crossed from Syria into the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights close to the Druze village of Majdal Shams on May 15, 2011, to mark Nakba day. Bloodshed broke out as Palestinian refugees across the region marched on Israel's borders in a mass show of mourning over the 1948 creation of the Jewish state known in Arabic as the 'Nakba' or 'Catastrophe.'
  • 53. Reuters Pictures - An Israeli policeman carries a Palestinian boy after removing him from a burning house during clashes in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Issawiya May 15, 2011. Israeli security forces had been on alert for violence on Sunday, the day Palestinians mourn the "Nakba", or catastrophe, of Israel's founding in a 1948 war, when hundreds of thousands of their brethren fled or were forced to leave their homes.
  • 54. Reuters Pictures - Israeli policemen detain a Palestinian protester during clashes in Shuafat refugee camp, in the West Bank near Jerusalem May 15, 2011. Israeli security forces had been on alert for violence on Sunday, the day Palestinians mourn the "Nakba", or catastrophe, of Israel's founding in a 1948 war, when hundreds of thousands of their brethren fled or were forced to leave their homes.
  • 55. Reuters Pictures - Lebanese soldiers holds a Palestinian demonstrator as they disperse a protest engaged in clashes with Israeli soldiers in Maroun al-Rass near the Israeli border in south Lebanon May 15, 2011. The Lebanese army said on Sunday Israeli soldiers fired in the direction of a gathering at the Lebanese border village of Maroun al-Ras, killing 10 people and wounding 112. Israeli security forces had been on alert for violence on Sunday, the day Palestinians mourn the "Nakba", or catastrophe, of Israel's founding in a 1948 war, when hundreds of thousands of their brethren fled or were forced to leave their homes.
  • 56. Getty Images - MAJDAL SHAMS, ISRAEL - MAY 15: Palestinian protesters infiltrate the Israel-Syria border on May 15, 2011 near the Druze village of Majdal Shams, Israel. Reportedly at least twelve were killed and several injured when IDF soldiers open fired on protesters attempting to cross the Syria-Israel border adjacent to Majdal Shams in northern Israel. Palestinians today were remonstrating the establishment of Israel in 1948, termed 'Nakba Day.'
  • 57. Getty Images - MAJDAL SHAMS, ISRAEL - MAY 15: Palestinian protesters infiltrate the Israel-Syria border on May 15, 2011 near the Druze village of Majdal Shams, Israel. Reportedly at least twelve were killed and several injured when IDF soldiers open fired on protesters attempting to cross the Syria-Israel border adjacent to Majdal Shams in northern Israel. Palestinians today were remonstrating the establishment of Israel in 1948, termed 'Nakba Day.
  • 58. Getty Images - MAJDAL SHAMS, ISRAEL - MAY 15: Palestinian protesters infiltrate the Israel-Syria border on May 15, 2011 near the Druze village of Majdal Shams, Israel. Reportedly at least twelve were killed and several injured when IDF soldiers open fired on protesters attempting to cross the Syria-Israel border adjacent to Majdal Shams in northern Israel. Palestinians today were remonstrating the establishment of Israel in 1948, termed 'Nakba Day.'
  • 59. Getty Images - MAJDAL SHAMS, ISRAEL - MAY 15: Blood runs down the head of an injured man as Palestinian protesters infiltrate the Israel-Syria border on May 15, 2011 near the Druze village of Majdal Shams, Israel. Reportedly at least twelve were killed and several injured when IDF soldiers open fired on protesters attempting to cross the Syria-Israel border adjacent to Majdal Shams in northern Israel. Palestinians today were remonstrating the establishment of Israel in 1948, termed 'Nakba Day.'
  • 60. Reuters Pictures - Israeli border policemen detain a Palestinian protester during clashes in Shuafat refugee camp, in the West Bank near Jerusalem May 15, 2011. Israeli security forces had been on alert for violence on Sunday, the day Palestinians mourn the "Nakba", or catastrophe, of Israel's founding in a 1948 war, when hundreds of thousands of their brethren fled or were forced to leave their homes.
  • 61. Reuters Pictures A Palestinian demonstrator tries to cut the frontier fence during a protest in Maroun al-Rass at the edge with the Israeli border in south Lebanon May 15, 2011. The Lebanese army said on Sunday Israeli soldiers fired in the direction of a gathering at the Lebanese border village of Maroun al-Ras, killing 10 people and wounding 112. Israeli security forces had been on alert for violence on Sunday, the day Palestinians mourn the "Nakba", or catastrophe, of Israel's founding in a 1948 war, when hundreds of thousands of their brethren fled or were forced to leave their homes.
  • 62. Reuters Pictures - An Israeli soldier and an undercover police officer detain a Palestinian protester during clashes at Qalandiya checkpoint, near the West Bank city of Ramallah May 15, 2011. Israeli security forces had been on alert for violence on Sunday, the day Palestinians mourn the "Nakba", or catastrophe, of Israel's founding in a 1948 war, when hundreds of thousands of their brethren fled or were forced to leave their homes.
  • 63. Reuters Pictures - A Palestinian demonstrator gestures the "V" sign in front of Israeli soldiers in Maroun al-Rass near the Israeli border in south Lebanon May 15, 2011. The Lebanese army said on Sunday Israeli soldiers fired in the direction of a gathering at the Lebanese border village of Maroun al-Ras, killing 10 people and wounding 112. Israeli security forces had been on alert for violence on Sunday, the day Palestinians mourn the "Nakba", or catastrophe, of Israel's founding in a 1948 war, when hundreds of thousands of their brethren fled or were forced to leave their homes.
  • 64. Reuters Pictures - Lebanese army soldiers run towards a Palestinian demonstrator to disperse protesters engaged in clashes with Israeli soldiers in Maroun al-Rass near the Israeli border in south Lebanon May 15, 2011. The Lebanese army said on Sunday Israeli soldiers fired in the direction of a gathering at the Lebanese border village of Maroun al-Ras, killing 10 people and wounding 112. Israeli security forces had been on alert for violence on Sunday, the day Palestinians mourn the "Nakba", or catastrophe, of Israel's founding in a 1948 war, when hundreds of thousands of their brethren fled or were forced to leave their homes.
  • 65. Getty Images - RAMALLAH, WEST BANK - MAY 15: A Palestinian man recovers after being overcome by tear gas fired during clashes with the Israeli police May 15, 2011 at Qalandiya checkpoint near Ramallah, West Bank. Today marks the 'Nakba' or 'catastrophe' which befell Palestinians following Israel's establishment in 1948.
  • 66. Getty Images - An Israeli soldier and undercover police arrest a Palestinian man during clashes with stone throwers at the Israeli manned Qalandia checkpoint between Jerusalem and the West Bank city if Ramallah on May 15, 2011. Palestinians across the Israeli occupied territories rallied to mark the 63rd anniversary of the 'Nakba' or 'catastrophe' in reference to the birth of the state of Israel 63 years ago in British-mandate Palestine, which led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who either fled or were driven out of their homes during the 1948 war over Israel's creation
  • 67. Getty Images - Palestinians carry away a man to safety as Israeli soldiers fire tear gas canisters during clashes with Palestinian stone throwers at the Israeli manned Qalandia checkpoint between Jerusalem and the West Bank city if Ramallah on May 15, 2011. Palestinians across the Israeli occupied territories rallied to mark the 63rd anniversary of the 'Nakba' or 'catastrophe' in reference to the birth of the state of Israel 63 years ago in British-mandate Palestine, which led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who either fled or were driven out of their homes during the 1948 war over Israel's creation.
  • 68. Getty Images - Palestinians carry away a wounded man as Israeli troops opened fire during on a massive march heading towards the Erez border crossing in the northern Gaza Strip, on May 15, 2011, as people gathered to mark the 'nakbah' or 'catastrophe' anniversary of Israel's creation in 1948, as a result of which more than 760,000 Palestinians -- estimated today to number 4.7 million with their descendants -- were pushed into exile or driven out of their homes. According to medics 45 people were injured when the Israeli troops opened fire.
  • 69. Getty Images - A Palestinian youth is detained by Israeli border police during clashes in the Shufat refugee camp on the outskirts of Jerusalem on May 15, 2011 as Palestinians marked the 'Nakba' or 'Catastrophe' of the 1948 creation of Israel.
  • 70. Getty Images A Palestinian youth waves his national flag as he takes cover during clashes with Israeli border police in the Shufat refugee camp on the outskirts of Jerusalem on May 15, 2011 as Palestinians marked the 'Nakba' or 'Catastrophe' of the 1948 creation of Israel
  • 71. Getty Images - Palestinian run for cover as Israeli soldiers fire tear gas canisters during clashes with Palestinian stone throwers at the Israeli manned Qalandia checkpoint between Jerusalem and the West Bank city if Ramallah on May 15, 2011. Palestinians across the Israeli occupied territories rallied to mark the 63rd anniversary of the 'Nakba' or 'catastrophe' in reference to the birth of the state of Israel 63 years ago in British-mandate Palestine, which led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who either fled or were driven out of their homes during the 1948 war over Israel's creation.
  • 72. Getty Images - Palestinian help a woman to safety as Israeli soldiers fire tear gas canisters during clashes with Palestinian stone throwers at the Israeli manned Qalandia checkpoint between Jerusalem and the West Bank city if Ramallah on May 15, 2011. Palestinians across the Israeli occupied territories rallied to mark the 63rd anniversary of the 'Nakba' or 'catastrophe' in reference to the birth of the state of Israel 63 years ago in British-mandate Palestine, which led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who either fled or were driven out of their homes during the 1948 war over Israel's creation.
  • 73. Getty Images - A Palestinian youth is detained by Israeli border police during clashes in the Shufat refugee camp on the outskirts of Jerusalem on May 15, 2011 as Palestinians marked the 'Nakba' or 'Catastrophe' of the 1948 creation of Israel.
  • 74. Getty Images - A Palestinian youth is detained by Israeli border police during clashes in the Shufat refugee camp on the outskirts of Jerusalem on May 15, 2011 as Palestinians marked the 'Nakba' or 'Catastrophe' of the 1948 creation of Israel.
  • 75. Getty Images - Palestinians carry away a wounded man as Israeli troops opened fire during on a massive march heading towards the Erez border crossing in the northern Gaza Strip, on May 15, 2011, as people gathered to mark the 'nakbah' or 'catastrophe' anniversary of Israel's creation in 1948, as a result of which more than 760,000 Palestinians -- estimated today to number 4.7 million with their descendants -- were pushed into exile or driven out of their homes. According to medics 45 people were injured when the Israeli troops opened fire.
  • 76. Getty Images - Palestinian police block the street as protesters try and reach two Jewish settlement nestled in the restive Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron on May 15, 2011 as Palestinians marked the 'nakbah' anniversary of Israel's creation in 1948, as a result of which more than 760,000 Palestinians -- estimated today to number 4.7 million with their descendants -- were pushed into exile or driven out of their homes.
  • 77. Getty Images - Palestinians carry away a wounded man as Israeli troops opened fire during on a massive march heading towards the Erez border crossing in the northern Gaza Strip, on May 15, 2011, as people gathered to mark the 'nakbah' or 'catastrophe' anniversary of Israel's creation in 1948, as a result of which more than 760,000 Palestinians -- estimated today to number 4.7 million with their descendants -- were pushed into exile or driven out of their homes. According to medics 45 people were injured when the Israeli troops opened fire.
  • 78. Reuters Pictures - A wounded Palestinian is escorted away during clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces near Qalandiya checkpoint, near the West Bank city of Ramallah May 15, 2011. Israeli security forces had been on alert for violence on Sunday, the day Palestinians mark the "Nakba", or catastrophe, of Israel's founding in a 1948 war, when hundreds of thousands of their brethren fled or were forced to leave their homes.
  • 79. AP Photo - Protesters carry a Palestinian woman after she was injured when Israeli soldiers opened fire at protesters who approached the border with Israel during a rally in the southern border village of Maroun el-Rass, Lebanon, Sunday, May 15, 2011. Two Lebanese security officials say four people in Lebanon were killed when Israeli soldiers opened fire at protesters who approached the border with Israel. The unrest came as the Palestinians marked the "nakba," or "catastrophe," the term they use to describe the uprooting they suffered at the time of Israel's founding on May 15, 1948.
  • 80. Getty Images - Palestinians carry away freelance photographer Mohammed Othman after he wounded when Israeli troops opened fire during on a massive march heading towards the Erez border crossing in the northern Gaza Strip, on May 15, 2011, as people gathered to mark the 'nakbah' or 'catastrophe' anniversary of Israel's creation in 1948, as a result of which more than 760,000 Palestinians -- estimated today to number 4.7 million with their descendants -- were pushed into exile or driven out of their homes. According to medics 45 people were injured when the Israeli troops opened fire.
  • 81. Reuters Pictures - A wounded Palestinian is carried after he was shot by Israeli fire during clashes near Erez crossing between Israel and northern Gaza Strip May 15, 2011. Israeli security forces had been on alert for violence on Sunday, the day Palestinians mark the "Nakba", or catastrophe, 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. In the Gaza Strip, Israeli gunfire wounded four Palestinians in a crowd of demonstrators who approached Israel's fenced border with the Hamas Islamist-run enclave, medical workers said. There was no immediate comment from the Israeli military.
  • 82. Getty Images Israeli forces arrest a Palestinian protester during a demonstration in the West Bank village of Walagah, south of Jerusalem, on May 15, 2011 to mark the 'Nakba' or 'catastrophe' which befell the Palestinians following Israel's establishment in 1948.
  • 83. Reuters Pictures - A wounded Palestinian is carried after he was shot by Israeli fire during clashes near Erez crossing between Israel and northern Gaza Strip May 15, 2011. Israeli security forces had been on alert for violence on Sunday, the day Palestinians mark the "Nakba", or catastrophe, 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. In the Gaza Strip, Israeli gunfire wounded four Palestinians in a crowd of demonstrators who approached Israel's fenced border with the Hamas Islamist-run enclave, medical workers said. There was no immediate comment from the Israeli military.
  • 84. Uriel Sinai / Getty Images - Two Palestinian men stand on a road barricade armed with stones as fires burn around them during clashes with the Israeli police May 15, at the Qalandiya checkpoint near Ramallah, West Bank. Today marks the 'Nakba' or 'catastrophe' which befell Palestinians following Israel's establishment in 1948.
  • 85. Getty Images Palestinian protesters infiltrate the Israel-Syria border on May 15, near the Druze village of Majdal Shams, Israel. Reportedly at least twelve were killed and several injured when IDF soldiers open fired on protesters attempting to cross the Syria-Israel border adjacent to Majdal Shams in northern Israel. Palestinians today were remonstrating the establishment of Israel in 1948, termed 'Nakba Day.'
  • 86. Darren Whiteside / Reuters - A Palestinian protester runs away from tear gas fired by Israeli security forces during clashes at Qalandiya checkpoint, near the West Bank city of Ramallah May 15. Israeli security forces had been on alert for violence on Sunday, the day Palestinians mark the "Nakba", or catastrophe, of Israel's founding in a 1948 war, when hundreds of thousands of their brethren fled or were forced to leave their homes.
  • 87. Getty Images - A Palestinian holds a cut onion agaisnt his nostrils to protect himself from tear gas being lobbed by Israeli soldiers during clashes with Palestinian stone throwers at the Israeli manned Qalandia checkpoint between Jerusalem and the West Bank city if Ramallah on May 15, 2011. Palestinians across the Israeli occupied territories rallied to mark the 63rd anniversary of the 'Nakba' or 'catastrophe' in reference to the birth of the state of Israel 63 years ago in British-mandate Palestine, which led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who either fled or were driven out of their homes during the 1948 war over Israel's creation.
  • 88. Reuters Pictures - Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a statement to the media at his Jerusalem office May 15, 2011. Israeli troops shot Palestinian protesters who surged towards its frontiers with Syria, Lebanon and Gaza on Sunday, killing up to 13 people on the day Palestinians mourn the creation of the state of Israel. Netanyahu said he hoped the confrontations would not escalate.
  • 89. Getty Images - JERUSLAEM, ISRAEL - MAY 15: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement to the press at his Jerusalem office on May 15, 2011 in Jerusalem, Israel. After a day of bloodshed along Israel's borders with Syria, Lebanon and Gaza which saw Israeli troops open fire on protesters marking the 'Nakba' or 'Catastrophe' of Israel's creation Netanyahu expressed his disappointment following the news of US Middle East envoy George Mitchell's resignation after more than two years in the role.
  • 90. Getty Images - An Egyptian protester walks after being injured in clashes with riot police in front of the Israeli embassy during a demonstration in Cairo early on May 16, 2011. Egyptian protesters demanding the expulsion of Israel's ambassador clashed with riot police outside the Israeli embassy in Cairo on Sunday, leaving at least 24 people wounded. The police, who were backed by the army, fired dozens of tear gas canisters at the protesters, who ripped out paving stones to throw and burned tyres. At least 24 people were injured in the clashes, according to the health ministry, quoted by the official MENA news agency.
  • 91. Getty Images - An Egyptian protester sits on the ground as he holds a Palestinian flag during clashes in front of the Israeli embassy during a demonstration in Cairo early on May 16, 2011. Egyptian protesters demanding the expulsion of Israel's ambassador clashed with riot police outside the Israeli embassy in Cairo on Sunday, leaving at least 24 people wounded. The police, who were backed by the army, fired dozens of tear gas canisters at the protesters, who ripped out paving stones to throw and burned tyres. At least 24 people were injured in the clashes, according to the health ministry, quoted by the official MENA news agency.
  • 92. Getty Images A Palestinian youth hold a placard against the Israeli killing and in the support of Arab revolution during a rally in Islamabad on May 16, 2011. Palestinian group Hamas denounced Israel for deadly clashes along its borders with Syria and Lebanon during 'Nakba' day rallies, adding the world community must bear responsibility.
  • 93. Getty Images – Pakistani and Palestinians activists shout solangs as they hold placards during a rally against the killing of Palestinians people and also in the support of Arab revolution in Islamabad on May 16, 2011. Palestinian group Hamas denounced Israel for deadly clashes along its borders with Syria and Lebanon during 'Nakba' day rallies, adding the world community must bear responsibility..
  • 94. AP Photo - Palestinian youths hold up flags as they participate in a bicycle rally marking the anniversary of the mass displacement of Palestinians surrounding Israel's establishment in 1948, in the West Bank city of Jenin, Monday, May 16, 2011. Text on shirts reads in Arabic: "We shall return, 1948".
  • 95. Getty Images Palestinian youths flash the V-sign for victory at the start of a bicycle rally in the West Bank city of Jenin on May 16, 2011 to mark the 'nakba' or 'catastrophe' of Israel's 1948 creation, a day after clashes broke out beween protesters and Israeli forces in the Palestinian territories and on the borders of Israel with Lebanon, Syria and Gaza, leaving several people dead or wounded. Arabic writing on flag and T-shirts reads: 'We are going back.
  • 96. Getty Images - A Palestinian flag is fixed to the bicycle of a youth durin a biking rally held in the West Bank city of Jenin on May 16, 2011 to mark the 'nakba' or 'catastrophe' of Israel's 1948 creation, a day after clashes broke out beween protesters and Israeli forces in the Palestinian territories and on the borders of Israel with Lebanon, Syria and Gaza, leaving several people dead or wounded.
  • 97. Getty Images Palestinian youths take part in a bicycle rally in the West Bank city of Jenin on May 16, 2011 to mark the 'nakba' or 'catastrophe' of Israel's 1948 creation, a day after clashes broke out beween protesters and Israeli forces in the Palestinian territories and on the borders of Israel with Lebanon, Syria and Gaza, leaving several people dead or wounded.
  • 98. Getty Images - Palestinian youths take part in a bicycle rally in the West Bank city of Jenin on May 16, 2011 to mark the 'nakba' or 'catastrophe' of Israel's 1948 creation, a day after clashes broke out beween protesters and Israeli forces in the Palestinian territories and on the borders of Israel with Lebanon, Syria and Gaza, leaving several people dead or wounded.
  • 99. Reuters Pictures - Palestinian women mourn for their relatives during a mass funeral in Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp near the port-city of Sidon, in south Lebanon May 16, 2011. Nine people were shot dead yesterday by Israeli soldiers during clashes at Maroun al-Rass at the frontier border with Israel in south Lebanon, local media reported.
  • 100. Reuters Pictures - A Palestinian girl cries as women mourn for their slain relatives, during a funeral for three of ten Palestinians killed the day before, in Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp near the port-city of Sidon in south Lebanon May 16, 2011. The Israeli army fired on a demonstration at a Lebanese border village on Sunday, killing 10 Palestinians marking the "catastrophe" of Israel's founding in 1948, security sources and the Lebanese army said.
  • 101. Reuters Pictures - The body of Mohammed Abou Shelaiha is carried by colleagues and friends during his funeral in Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp near the port-city of Sidon, in south Lebanon May 16, 2011. Shelaiha was among some nine others who were shot dead yesterday by Israeli soldiers during clashes at Maroun al-Rass at the frontier border with Israel in south Lebanon, local media reported.
  • 102. Reuters Pictures - The body of Abdel Rahman Sabiha is touched by colleagues and friends during his funeral in Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp near the port-city of Sidon, in south Lebanon May 16, 2011. Sabiha was among nine others who were shot dead yesterday by Israeli soldiers during clashes at Maroun al-Rass at the frontier border with Israel in south Lebanon, local media reported.
  • 103. Reuters Pictures - Israeli soldiers walk along the border fence between Israel and Syria near the Druze village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights early May 16, 2011. On Sunday, hundreds of protesters waving Palestinian flags infiltrated the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from Syria, along a front line that has been largely tranquil for decades. Israeli troops attempted to mend the breached fence, firing at what the army described as infiltrators. Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 Middle East war and annexed the territory in 1981, a move not recognised internationally.
  • 104. A presentation by Nubia [email_address] http://nubiagroup-powerpoint-collection.blogspot.com/ http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Nubia_group_Powerpoint_Collection / I have no comments, the images talked by themselves This violence is unbearable – When will this end ? Can’t we find an issue to let everyone leave in Peace ? In his Homeland and his own country and let children have a future ?