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.
In just three weeks time, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to extend Israeli sovereignty to Jewish settlements and the Jordan Valley in the West Bank in a move that many countries consider illegal.
The plan offered up to the United States, Russia, the United Nations and the European Union includes a "sovereign Palestinian state, independent, and demilitarised" with "minor modifications of borders where necessary".
Demonstrators waved Israeli and Palestinians flags and held placards against the occupation of the West Bank and the possible annexation of parts of it.
Palestinians are vocal in their opposition to US President Donald Trump's Middle East plan, which gives Israel the green light to annex Jewish settlements and other strategic territory in the West Bank.
Settler leaders from the occupied West Bank voiced concern that Donald Trump's annexation map will leave many settlements as isolated enclaves, saying the US president was not a friend of Israel.
Fifty percent of Israelis support annexation, half of them only with US support, and
nearly 31 percent oppose annexation of Palestinian lands, says a new poll published by Israel Democracy Institute.
Global bodies and most countries consider such a step as illegal annexation of occupied land they seek for a future state.
The Palestinian Authority leader repeated his declaration that Palestinians will absolve agreements with Israel but has yet to clarify what happens now.
The settler faces a potential life sentence for killing a couple and their baby in a 2015 arson attack. Palestinians complain the court was sluggish in reaching a verdict, unlike the speed with which they process cases involving Palestinian suspects.
The international community's focus on battling Covid-19 provides the perfect cover for criminal political adventurism.
Israel received criticism for moving ahead with plans to annex parts of the West Bank amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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