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Fatah branch in Gaza starts anniversary celebrations.

Summary: Gaza City: The Gaza branch of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party has started celebrations ...

Gaza City : The Gaza branch of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party has started celebrations of its 48th anniversary in the Hamas-ruled territory, a local leader said. "Yesterday we lit the light starting the anniversary of the revolution," Atef Abu Seif said. Several thousand supporters gathered on Monday night at the Saraya complex in Gaza City, holding pictures of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Abbas and waving Fatah flags as fireworks went off, a correspondent said. Similar events took place throughout the entire Gaza Strip. The main event will take place on Friday at the Saraya, the former Fatah security headquarters, and will be attended by senior Fatah official Nabil Shth, who will travel from the West Bank yesterday. The last time that Fatah, which governs the West Bank, held celebrations in the Gaza Strip to mark its foundation was in 2007.

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Publication:Times of Oman (Muscat, Oman)
Date:Jan 2, 2013
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