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Activists mark 66th Nakbeh anniversary

By Petra - May 15,2014 - Last updated at May 15,2014

AMMAN — Representatives of professional associations, leftists political parties and popular movements on Thursday formed a human chain in front of the UN headquarters in Amman, marking the 66th anniversary of the Nakbeh (day of catastrophe), when Israel was created on Palestinian land in 1948.

Participants held placards denouncing repeated Israeli violations of Al Aqsa Mosque and rejecting Israel’s attempts to Judaise Palestine.

On Thursday evening, political party and popular movement activists held a sit-in to commemorate the Nakbeh near the Kalouti Mosque, which is near the Israeli embassy in the capital’s Rabiah neighbourhood.

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