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Why are some Palestinians upset over Nakba commemoration?

The organizers of this year's Nakba commemorations faced harsh criticism for their celebratory events on what is typically a solemn occasion.
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RAMALLAH, West Bank — Over social media, Palestinian activists have criticized some events held for the 68th anniversary of the Nakba, the Palestinian exodus, commemorated on May 15 each year.

The central festival held in Ramallah on May 17, called for by the Supreme National Committee to Commemorate Nakba Day, faced a lot of criticism, as it included performances by local dabke dancers and singer Mohammed Assaf, during which hats made in Israel were distributed to the attendees.

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