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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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But, for a number of prominent authors, the Nakba is not an event that began and ended in 1948.
Palestinians remember each year on May 15th the Nakba of 1948 when they were forced and coerced to leave their home at the hands of Zionist gangs to plant the entity of Israeli occupation in Palestine.
PALESTINE: 65 years: ongoing Nakba, secondary displacement Of the 11.
Marking the Nakba day, which sent hundreds of thousands of refugees into exodus, the marching crowd of Palestinians brandished slogans requesting their rightful return to their homeland.
Ashrawi said in a press statement on Tuesday on the occasion of the 64th anniversary of Nakba, that " Nakba is an Israeli policy that aimed at erasing the identity and history of Palestinians".
Israel's security forces have been equipped with less-than-lethal weapons for Nakba Day.
Gaza Amid regional tensions and renewed calls for a third intifada, Palestinians are marking Nakba (Catastrophe) when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fled or were forced to leave their homes after the creation of Israel in 1948.
The number of Palestinians has increased eightfold since the Nakba (creation of the state of Israel) in 1948, a recent study has found, the pan-Arab daily ASHARQ AL AWSAT reported Thursday.
The Nakba Day bill passed an important milestone on Sunday, when it won the backing of a government committee that vets legislative proposals.
Meanwhile, 60 years after the Nakba, the Arab peoples, who speak a single language and who had formulated an Arab national project long before the birth of colonialist Zionism, are still reluctant to respect the rules of a democratic game for fear that that will lead to dissolution into hostile parties, tribes and sects.
By Ziad Abbas This year, marks sixty years since the Nakba (Catastrophe), sixty years since we Palestinians became refugees.