Palestinians, today, mark the 71st anniversary of the Nakba (catastrophe), when more than 750,000 Palestinians were displaced from their homeland, by paramilitary Zionist groups.

Today, more than eight million Palestinians have taken on refugee status, in locations all over the world, due to the Nakba, which started with the Deir Yassin massacre on 9 April, 1948, in which armed Israelis killed at least 254 Palestinians.

Israel has continued to expand its occupation in the West Bank and Jerusalem since 1948. Palestinians say that makes the Nakba, which means catastrophe, an on-going event, PNN reports.

If Americans Knew: The Catastrophe – Al Nakba: How Palestine Became Israel