Israeli forces shoot 16 Palestinian protesters at Gaza frontier

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Thousands turn out to commemorate mass displacement of people in 1948

Israeli soldiers have shot 16 people at the Gaza frontier on a day of rallies commemorating the mass displacement of Palestinians during the war that led to Israel’s creation in 1948.

Each year, typically on 15 May, Palestinians mark the nakba, or catastrophe, when more than 700,000 people fled or were expelled from towns and villages seven decades ago.

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