State of Palestine: Thousands mark 53rd anniversary of Palestinian revolution

Thousands of people from across the Gaza Strip gathered in the center of Gaza City on Sunday, to mark the 53rd anniversary of the launch of the Palestinian revolution and the nationalist political Fatah movement. Crowds of revellers gathered at the Unknown Soldier's Square, decorated with pictures of the late Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, and the current president of the State of Palestine... Еще, Mahmoud Abbas. People held Palestinian and Fatah flags, as well as banners depicting both leaders. They chanted slogans in support of Palestinian legitimacy and East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital. «On our 53rd anniversary we affirm that Jerusalem will remain the capital of the Palestinian state and that the American resolution will not change anything about it», said one member of Fatah. A torch was set alight at the end of the rally in a symbolic gesture to mark the launch of the Palestinian revolution.

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