In this 1948 photo from the U.N. Relief and Works Agency archive, Palestinian refugees stand outside their tent in Khan Younis, Gaza Strip.
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Palestinian Israelis are increasingly voicing their Palestinian identity and national demands, as hate attacks by Jewish extremists and laws perceived as discriminatory have multiplied.Some 10,000 Palestinian Israelis rallied in northern Israel earlier this month for the right of return for Palestinian refugees who fled or were driven from their homes during the war that led to the creation of the Jewish state in 1948 .A growing number of Palestinian Israelis are visiting the cities of the West Bank, if only to spend the odd weekend, as they search out all things Palestinians.The 160,000 who stayed behind are now known as Palestinian Israelis and number about 1.4 million, some 20 percent of Israel's population.Mordechai argued that Palestinian Israelis wanted to stay, given the alternatives in the Middle East.
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