Nakba means "catastrophe" and refers to the events of the Deir Yassin massacre which took place on April 9, 1948 when roughly 600 people were killed by Zionist militias.
The special session of the Human Rights Council was convened after at least 60 protesters were killed by Israeli forces at the Gaza-Israel border, making it the bloodiest day for Palestinians in years.
Residents of Gaza attend funerals of those killed by Israelis on Monday while marking the day hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were uprooted during the 1948 war.
Israeli forces' fire on unarmed protesters has killed 41 Palestinians and injured more than 1,800 since the demonstrations began on March 30. No Israeli has either been killed or injured in the same period.
The crowning achievement for the Assad regime will come as it attempts to alter the demographic reality in Syria with frightening consequences for many.
America's words and deeds are finally consistent—full unconditional support for Israel, and a halt to the pretence in creating a Palestinian state.
The image of the Israeli occupation is no longer one of its army raiding homes and killing Palestinians. Now it's an image of theft – not of land, but of the aspirations of young Palestinians, as it capitalises on the grief of Jewish history.
The Arab-Israeli War in 1948 uprooted 700,000 Palestinians from their homes. The refugee crisis it created still remains unresolved.
The 69th anniversary of the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palenstinans during the1948 war was marred by clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces in the West Bank and Gaza.
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