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  • 13:22 - 19 July 2017

The Palestinian Nakba or Catastrophe

 Gaza,(DRAH.ps)-- Between 750,000 and one million Palestinians were forced out of their homes in the years leading up to 1948, fleeing the unrest caused by Zionist militias that had come to Mandate Palestine to set up a Jewish state.

 The Nakba, or Catastrophe, created what has now become the world’s longest lasting refugee crisis with camps being set up in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria to home expelled Palestinians. Though they were due to be temporary structures, the camps became permanent and still stand today. As families expand, the camps have become overpopulated.

 

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