Palestinian children mark Nakba Day in Ain al-Hilweh, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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The 67th anniversary will mostly be celebrated with local festivities in Lebanon's Palestinian camps.Ten people were killed and a hundred more wounded when things spiraled out of control, as Palestinian protesters threw rocks at Israeli forces, who responded with live fire.Othman said the Front would hold various activities in Lebanon's camps to stress Palestinians' right of return.The Front will also host rallies and activities in each of Lebanon's camps.In 1948 1.4 million Palestinians lived in historic Palestine, in more than1,300 villages and cities.According to Awad's figures, the Israeli occupation took control of 774 cities and villages and destroyed 531 others during the Nakba period. Israeli forces reportedly committed more than 70 massacres of Palestinians, and caused the deaths of more than 15,000 people.While many Palestinians remain attached to their right to return, many of the younger generation hope to emigrate to the West instead. Mohammad Mousa, 24, hopes that Palestinians will one day be able to leave Ain al-Hilweh for "any other place".
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