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Marking Arafat’s anniversary, President Abbas lays wreath at late leader’s mausoleum

Marking Arafat’s anniversary, President Abbas lays wreath at late leader’s mausoleum
President Mahmoud Abbas lays a wreath at Yasser Arafat's Mausoleum

RAMALLAH, Thursday, November 11, 2021 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas today laid a Yasser Arafat’s Mausoleum in Ramallah, marking the 17th anniversary of the late iconic leader’s death.

President Abbas laid the wreath at the monument in honor of the late leader in the presence of Prime Minister, Mohammad Shtayyeh along with a host of Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Executive Committee members, Fatah Central Committee members, Fatah Revolutionary Council members and ministers.

In a televised speech on Wednesday, President Abbas stated that “this anniversary comes and our just national cause is going through a very delicate stage, perhaps the most difficult in our history of struggle.”

“It is not reasonable or acceptable for the occupation to remain chocking us forever, and it is not reasonable for us to remain committed to agreements that Israel does not abide by,” he added.

The wreath-laying ceremony came as Fatah movement launched an extensive program to commemorate the anniversary, which includes central festivals, marches, sit-ins and photo exhibitions.

The central event is taking place in at the Arafat Memorial in Ramallah, and other events will be held across the occupied territories and in the diaspora.

K.F.

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