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State of Palestine: US flag burned as Gaza City commemorates Nakba Day03:20

State of Palestine: US flag burned as Gaza City commemorates Nakba Day

Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Gaza City
May 15, 2017 at 13:51 GMT -00:00 · Published

Scores marched on the streets of Gaza City on Monday, to commemorate Al-Nakba Day, the anniversary of the displacement of Palestinians that followed the founding of the State of Israel in 1948.

Khalil al-Hayya, a Hamas official on the Palestinian Legislative Council, said the day was about the "our adherence to our land and our right of return to our villages and cities. We also confirm our devotion to our prisoners and the liberation of Palestine, all Palestine and the expulsion of the occupation."

The protesters exhibited numerous banners and flags of the Palestinian state and demanded the right of return for all Palestinian refugees and their descendants, also carrying keys symbolising the houses Palestinians fled in 1948. The protesters also set fire to a US flag.

The day is known in Arabic as Al-Nakba, or 'the catastrophe.' It is commemorated on May 15, the day after the founding of the State of Israel, and which saw the displacement of an estimated 750,000 Palestinians.

State of Palestine: US flag burned as Gaza City commemorates Nakba Day03:20
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Scores marched on the streets of Gaza City on Monday, to commemorate Al-Nakba Day, the anniversary of the displacement of Palestinians that followed the founding of the State of Israel in 1948.

Khalil al-Hayya, a Hamas official on the Palestinian Legislative Council, said the day was about the "our adherence to our land and our right of return to our villages and cities. We also confirm our devotion to our prisoners and the liberation of Palestine, all Palestine and the expulsion of the occupation."

The protesters exhibited numerous banners and flags of the Palestinian state and demanded the right of return for all Palestinian refugees and their descendants, also carrying keys symbolising the houses Palestinians fled in 1948. The protesters also set fire to a US flag.

The day is known in Arabic as Al-Nakba, or 'the catastrophe.' It is commemorated on May 15, the day after the founding of the State of Israel, and which saw the displacement of an estimated 750,000 Palestinians.

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