Israeli forces killed at least 60 protesters in Gaza protest violence

 05/15/2018 9:46 AM MDT

Palestinians on Tuesday mark 70 years since the Nakba, or catastrophe, the day on which the state of Israel was established on May 15, 1948, as Gaza is reeling from Monday's violence in which Israeli forces killed at least 60 protesters.  

Tuesday's commemorations highlight the campaign that led to the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their villages.

Throughout the last seven weeks, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have been protesting as part of a weeks-long movement calling for the right of return for Palestinian refugees to the areas they were forcibly expelled from in 1948.