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Abbas orders Palestinian flags be flown at half-staff for Fidel Castro

RAMALLAH, November 27, 2016 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas Sunday ordered flags to be flown at half mast to mourn the death of the Cuban revolutionary leader, Fidel Castro, who died on Friday at the age of 90.

To be noted, ‘Castro broke off Cuba‘s diplomatic ties [with] Israel in 1973 and was one of the first countries to recognize the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) after its founding in 1964’.

In 2014, ‘Castro signed an international pro-Palestine manifesto which demanded that Israel respect United Nations resolutions’.

‘This included the withdrawal of all Israeli troops and settlers from the occupied Palestinian territories in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem’.


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