PHOTO: Flickr/thinkingdove
PHOTO: Flickr/thinkingdove

In December, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay formally recognized Palestine as an independent nation. Somewhere between 106 to 115 countries now recognize Palestine, which declared itself a state in 1988. Palestine is located in the Middle East. It has territories that are occupied by Israel. When Israel was formed, about 750,000 Palestinians were forced to leave the area, and millions of people, along with their descendants, now live in refugee camps.