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The dispossession and expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in 1948 from land that became Israel upon its establishment as an independent state.

[Arabic nakba, calamity, disaster, the Nakba, from nakaba, to deviate, tilt and pour out, afflict with calamity, hurt; akin to Ge'ez nakaba, to bend, fold.]
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The department's official aim is to remove sensitive information about Israel's nuclear programme from public archives, but it has emerged that Malmab has also removed hundreds of documents relating to the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians during the 1948 Nakba, that had previously been declassified.
The exodus of Palestinians from their homes during the 1948 war (called the Nakba, or catastrophe) is the starting point for this memoir by Samir Toubassy.
POHA holds an archive of over 1,000 hours of interviews with Palestinians who lived through the Nakba.
Manama, May 16 (BNA): The Undersecretary of Regional & GCC Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Waheed Mubarak Sayyar, participated in a solidarity meeting with the Palestinian people and their right to return and to self-determination in commemoration of the 71st Nakba Day.
Summary: Palestinians and Lebanese gathered Tuesday to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the Nakba in Sidon's Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp.
Thousands of Palestinians participates in a rally marking Nakba Day GAZA, May 15 (KUNA) -- Palestinians are planning to mark 'Nakba Day' (Catastrophe Day), with strikes and rallies in the West Bank and Gaza Strip on Wednesday.
Les Palestiniens commemorent mercredi en Cisjordanie et dans plusieurs territoires palestiniens le 71eme anniversaire de la Nakba, par une greve generale dans la bande de Ghaza, et un mouvement de protestation "Grande Marche du retour", reclamant le droit de revenir sur les terres qu'eux-memes ou leurs parents ont fuies ou dont ils ont ete chasses a la creation d'IsraE1/2l en 1948.
Palestinians are planning to mark "Nakba Day" (Catastrophe Day, the Gregorian calendar day for Israeli Independence Day), on Wednesday with strikes and rallies in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
"It was 71 years ago that an illegitimate entity called (the Zionist regime of) Israel was born which is today the origin of all humanitarian crises in the region, posing a real threat to international peace and security," the foreign ministry said in its statement issues on the occasion of Nakba Day.
Amman, May 14 (Petra) -- The Palestinian National Council (PLC) Tuesday addressed international and regional parliamentarians as it marked the 71st anniversary of the Nakba in 1948 that was wrought by Zionists who committed atrocities, killing 15,000 Palestinian and displacing half of the population.
RAMALLAH, Sunday, May 12, 2019 (WAFA) -- The National and Islamic Forces, the supreme coordinating body of the major Palestinian factions, has called for widespread participation in demonstrations in commemoration of the 71 st anniversary of the Palestinian exodus, the Nakba of 1948.