An Israeli border policeman fires tear gas at Palestinian protesters during a demonstration against the expansion of the nearby Jewish settlement of Halamish in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, Dec., 2011. Majdi Mohammed/AP
A Palestinian boy rides a donkey in the E-1 area near the West bank settlement of Maaleh Adumim on the eastern outskirts of Jerusalem on Dec., 2012. Sebastian Scheiner/AP
Fisherman bring their daily catch to the market near the Gaza City port as buyers gather to bid for fish early morning. Severe water pollution is causing concerns as it contaminates marine life within the 6 mile fishing restriction off the Gaza beach which is enforced by the Israeli Navy. Ann Hermes/Staff
Palestinian schoolgirls walk by an Israeli policeman near a building occupied by Jewish settlers in Hebron April 3, 2012. Ariel Schalit/AP
Jewish settlers have a last photo taken in their empty house after it was evacuated by movers employed by the Israeli Defense Ministry, in the Ulpana neighborhood in the West bank Jewish settlement of Beit El, near Ramallah, June. 26, 2012. Oded Balilty/AP
Palestinian youths practice their parkour skills in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. Parkour is a physical discipline of movement focused on overcoming obstacles. Training is held in cemeteries, and in former Israeli settlements. Mohammed Salem/Reuters
A Palestinian protester swings a sling to fire at Israeli troops during an April 6, 2012, protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh against the expansion of the nearby Jewish settlement of Halamish. Both are located near Ramallah. Majdi Mohammed/AP
Palestinian members of the al-Qassam brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, stand guard as they wait for the arrival of Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip December 7, 2012. Hamas's exiled leader Meshaal stepped onto Palestinian land for the first time in 45 years for a "victory rally" after the eight-day conflict with Israel. Mohammed Salem/Reuters
A section of Israel's separation barrier divides the West Bank village of Walajeh (l.) and the Jewish settlement of Har Gilo, outside Jerusalem, in this photo from April 5, 2011. Bernat Armangue/AP
A Palestinian laborer at a construction site in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim near Jerusalem, in 2009. Baz Ratner/Reuters/File
A Jewish settler carries a rifle as he participates in a protest against the Palestinian bid for statehood, outside the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba, near the West Bank town of Hebron, Sept. 20, 2011. Bernat Armangue/AP
On Wednesday, Israel's 65th anniversary, Palestinians demonstrated and expressed their desire to return to what they view as their holy land. A recent report shows approximately 5.3 million Palestinians are classified as refugees and live in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, the West Bank and Gaza.
Palestinians clashed with Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday during demonstrations to mark 65 years since what they call the Nakba (Catastrophe) when the creation of Israel's caused many to lose their homes and become refugees.