Palestinians commemorate the day in which tens of thousands of people were forced from their homes during the war that led to the creation of the State of Israel in 1948.
The London-based charity Interpal described HSBC's decision as an "awful, inhumane and unlawful act”.
There can be no reasonable explanation behind the latest act of cruelty from the Israeli army.
Is this the most insulting peace offering in recent history?
Israel's draconian control over freedom of movement has haunted Palestinians for decades. Now its debilitating effect on society means many Palestinians are finding love, and getting married, over social media.
Sirens warning of rocket fire from Gaza cut short a rally by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he campaigned for his party's primaries the following day, public television reported.
Palestinians burn effigies of US President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu, as thousands protest against a shift in Washington's policy on Israeli illegal settlements.
A Hamas interior ministry spokesman said security forces are making progress in their investigation to establish who was behind the blasts, but did not disclose further details.
There was no immediate retaliatory rocket fire from Gaza, or reports of injuries from either side.
Syrian regime media said that Israeli warplanes attacked a military outpost in the Queneitra province. Israel said it was responding to anti-aircraft fire from Syria against one of its planes.
A member of the forgotten African-Palestinian community, Mahmoud Jiddah was born in Jerusalem around the time of the Nakba. He grew up witnessing the takeover of Palestine and joined in the resistance against Israel’s occupation of his home.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a dilemma: stir up nationalist sentiment through harsh action against Gaza and possibly a military miscalculation, or avoid escalating tensions and be viewed as soft.
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