The 15th of May marks the 72nd anniversary of Nakba Day. Palestinians and millions of their supporters around the world remember this day each year to honor the more than 700,000 Palestinians who were expelled from their homes in the 1948 war surrounding Israel’s creation.
Every year, Palestinians reaffirm their right to return to their homes and villages in historic Palestine on Nakba day. More than 700,000 Palestinians were expelled into refugee camps that still exist in the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon following the creation of the State of Israel in 1948.
Decades later, millions of Palestinians, including those displaced with the establishment of Israel, now find themselves having to live under military occupation, as well as further Israeli expansionism on their lands.