Gazans make handprint Palestinian flag- PHOTO

Palestinians are marking the 66th anniversary of Nakba and the creation of Israel

Gazans make handprint Palestinian flag- PHOTO

World Bulletin/News Desk

A group of young Palestinian on Sunday drew the flag of their country with their own handprints in the Gaza Strip to mark the 66th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba.

"We drew the flag of Palestine with our own handprints to show that this flag will be raised one day on the territories we were forced to leave in 1948," Basma Zakout, one of the young Palestinians, told Anadolu Agency.

"We are sending a message to the world that the Palestinian people are still alive and won't forget the land usurped by Jewish gangs," she added.

On Thursday, thousands of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip commemorated the 66th anniversary of Nakba when thousands of Palestinians were driven from their land to make way for the nascent Israeli state.

A 1947 U.N. General Assembly resolution called for the creation of independent Arab and Jewish states in what was then British-mandated Palestine.

Around 800,000 Palestinians were subsequently displaced and 500 Arab villages destroyed in attacks by armed Jewish groups at the time.

According to the U.N. Palestinian refugees agency (UNRWA), there are currently more than 5 million registered Palestinian refugees inside the occupied Palestinian territories, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Mayıs 2014, 17:28

Muhammed Öylek