Photo diary from West Bank and Gaza as Palestinians mark Nakba Day
Palestinians on Thursday marked 66 years since the Nakba, or Catastrophe.
Resistance remains a key part of Palestinian life (MEE/Kate Shuttleworth)
The concept of resistance has remained strong, with related art and slogans widely visible throughout.
Abu Sabri a 1948 refugee (MEE/Kate Shuttleworth)
Many Palestinians still have keys to their original homes, which they have kept as a symbolic sign of ownership and the right to return.
The symbolic Nakba key near Bethlehem (MEE/Kate Shuttleworth)
The key plays a central part in the annual Nakba protests and commemorations.
The Israeli barrier blocks the prospect of return (MEE/Kate Shuttleworth)
The Israeli barrier that divides the West Bank has readily acted as a surface on which to paint phrases and symbols relating to the Nakba.
The key and freedom themes are prominent in street art (MEE/Kate Shuttleworth)
Graffiti referring to 1948 is highly visible (MEE/Kate Shuttleworth)
But many others also use the concrete as a canvas.