An Israeli airstrike on an agricultural chemical warehouse in Gaza last year has exposed the city to toxic fumes, endangering public health, says a joint investigation between Goldsmiths, University of London, and a Palestinian NGO.
US Congresswoman introduces a resolution, calling for the lower house of US Congress to recognise the forced expulsion of at least 750,000 Palestinians by then Zionist paramilitaries in 1948.
Nakba Day comes as tensions have been running high amid repeated Israeli arrest campaigns in the occupied West Bank and killing of a trailblazer journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.
Gatherings to show solidarity with Palestinians took place in cities including New York, Dallas, San Diego, Edmonton, Philadelphia, Toronto, Vancouver, Boston, Washington, Montreal, Portland, Dearborn.
This year's Nakba Day marks 73 years since 750,000 Palestinians were forcibly expelled from their homes, turning them into the largest displaced group at the time nearly overnight.
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.
Wednesday's rallies were called to mark Nakba Day, what Palestinians term the catastrophe that befell them after Israel's invasion in 1948, when hundreds of thousands fled or were expelled from lands in what is now Israel.
More than 70 years later, Palestinians still gather to mark 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 cartoonist, Dieter Hanitsh, defended his work, saying he has the right to criticise Netanyahu's policies. The cartoon was published a day after Israeli troops shot dead dozens of Palestinians during Nakba protests on the Gaza-Israel border.
The seven-week long Great March of Return protests along the Gaza border have been subjected to a massacre: 107 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces. Here are the key turning points of events since the movement began on March 30:
Turkish health minister Ahmet Demircan says preparations to transfer the wounded from Gaza to Ankara will soon be completed.
Protests in solidarity with Palestine took place in several cities around the world.
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