Palestinians mark Nakba Day with demonstrations in Gaza, West Bank

Palestinians are marking “Nakba Day” with demonstrations across the West Bank and Gaza.

Nakba Day, or Catastrophe Day, commemorates the displacement of Palestinians from their homes following the creation of the State of Israel on May 15, 1948.

In the West Bank city of Ramallah, hundreds of people march from the grave of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to a rally downtown, demanding the right to return to lost properties in what is now Israel.