Palestinians mark 69th anniversary of Nakba

RAMALLAH — Palestinians at home and abroad, are today commemorating the 69th anniversary of the Palestinian catastrophe, the Nakba.

The commemoration involves several events in the West Bank, including mass rallies, political seminars, photo exhibitions, sports competitions, candlelit marches, documentaries and media bulletins and visits to solidarity tents with prisoners, the Wafa News Agency has reported.

In Ramallah, a central march is expected to set off from the tomb of Yasser Arafat, where a ceremony will be held at noon in the centre of the city.

Meanwhile in the Gaza Strip, authorities have banned marches planned for the Nakba anniversary. The decision has received criticism from different faction leaders.

Source: Emirates News Agency

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