PFLP celebrates 47th anniversary of establishment in Balata

NABLUS (Ma’an) — Members of the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine celebrated the 47th anniversary of the group’s establishment on Friday with a march and rally in Balata refugee camp near Nablus.

PFLP leader and former prisoner Maher Harb called for national unity to fight back again Israel and to work on rebuilding the Palestine Liberation Organization through national council elections that include all Palestinian factions.

Harb saluted all prisoners being held in Israeli jails and called for popular campaigns to support them.

Although the PFLP cancelled celebrations this year for its 47th anniversary out of respect for Gazans still under Israeli siege, small rallies have been held in cities across the country in recent weeks.

The PFLP is a leftist political and military organization that rejects negotiations with the State of Israel.

Founded in 1967 by Palestinian intellectual George Habash, the group became well known for its aircraft hijackings in the 1960s and ’70s.

Its military wing, the Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, has played an active role in armed conflicts with Israeli forces, most recently in Israel’s 50-day offensive on Gaza this summer.

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