Palestinian protests mark 71st anniversary of 'Catastrophe Day'(12 images)

Demonstrations commemorate the 71st anniversary of the "Nakba" or "Catastrophe Day" in Gaza City on Tuesday. The day marks when the state of Israel was created, which led to the displacement of Palestinians who were forced from their homes.

Palestinian demonstrators gather east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday during a protest marking 71th anniversary of Nakba -- also known as Day of the Catastrophe in 1948. Photo by Ismael Mohamad/ UPI | License Photo
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