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PFLP begins commemoration of 48th anniversary with confrontations, marches, volunteer work

By Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine |
December 13, 2015
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Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine marks the 48th anniversary of its founding on December 11, 2015, with events and actions among the Palestinian people inside and outside Palestine.

Comrade Jamil Mizher, member of the Political Bureau of the PFLP, said that Friday, December 11 would be a “day of rage in occupied Palestine, with confrontation of the occupation in all points of conflict,” including confrontations on the borders of the Gaza Strip. The Front in Gaza will also hold a mass march on December 12, from Saraya to the central square near the UN Headquarters in Gaza. In addition, Mizher noted that the PFLP will hold seminars, events, and meetings to express its political vision, as well as local marches and rallies, volunteer days, and visits to the families of the martyrs, prisoners and the wounded.

The PFLP in Lebanon has begun events for the 48th anniversary of the founding of the Front. On Sunday, December 6 in Beddawi camp in northern Lebanon, the PFLP organized a march through the camp, from the entrance to the martyrs’ cemetery in the camp. Following speeches by Comrades Fathi Abu Ali and Jihad Marhoush, the attendees marched to a reception at the PFLP office, with Palestinian national songs and music.

In Ein al-Helweh Camp on December 4, the PFLP commemorated its anniversary in the Martyr Naji al-Ali Hall, with greetings from other Palestionan factions and organizations. Comrade Abdullah Dannan spoke at the event, urging the importance of the Front continuing to adhere to a clear, leftist policy recognized by Palestinians, Arabs and international progressive forces. In addition, he saluted the young Palestinian men and women rising up in an intifada and resistance that requires the support of all forces. The event concluded with the lighting of a torch to mark the 48th anniversary.

In Gaza, the Progressive Student Labor Front is celebrating the anniversary with a tree-planting campaign in secondary and middle schools in central Gaza. PFLP comrades in central Gaza also planted trees in roadside medians, the entrance to Maghazi refugee camp and other public areas.

The PFLP in Bureij refugee camp and in Khan Younis has been engaged in volunteer actions to commemorate the 48th anniversary, including repairing and covering the roofs of dozens of poor families whose homes were damaged by the Zionist aggression on Gaza in 2014 and who have received no aid, despite voluminous promises.

In Nuseirat refugee camp, the Progressive Student Labor Front organized a march through the camp to support the intifada and commemorate the Front’s 47th anniversary, with the participation of dozens of children and youth. Comrade Fadi al-Khatib noted that the gathering turned spontaneously into a march and reflected the high level of unity among all Palestinians in support of the intifada.