Palestinians mark 1948 displacement

Clashes erupted on the West Bank after Palestinians marked the 65th anniversary of "nakba," or "catastrophe" the term they use to describe their defeat and displacement in the war that followed Israel's founding in 1948.

A Palestinian protester argues with Israeli border policemen during a rally to commemorate the 1948 creation of the Israel state known in Arabic as the "Nakba Day", or "Day of the Catastrophe" outside the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

A Palestinian protester argues with Israeli border policemen during a rally to commemorate the 1948 creation of the Israel state known in Arabic as the "Nakba Day", or "Day of the Catastrophe" outside the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

A masked Palestinian throws back a tear gas canister during clashes after a rally marking the Nakba Day outside the West Bank town of Hebron, Wednesday , May 15, 2013. Palestinians annually mark the "nakba," or "catastrophe" the term they use to describe their defeat and displacement in the war that followed Israel's founding in 1948. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

People hold torches as Palestinians hold a rally to commemorate the 1948 creation of the Israeli state, known in Arabic as "Nakba Day," or "Day of the Catastrophe" in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

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