Palestinians to mark 52 years since launch of revolution against Israeli occupation

Palestinian demonstrators hold Fatah party flags as they demonstrate in the centre of the West Bank city of Hebron on November 4, 2015 calling for the release of the bodies of Palestinians killed in recent conflict being held by Israeli authorities. The recent violence has claimed the lives of nine Israelis, 70 Palestinians -- around half of them alleged attackers -- and an Arab Israeli since the start of October. AFP PHOTO / HAZEM BADER / AFP / HAZEM BADER

RAMALLAH, December 31, 2016 (WAFA) – The Palestinians mark on Sunday 52 years since the launch of the revolution against the Israeli occupation and the first military operation.

Fatah, which has launched the first military operation on January 1, 1965, will mark this anniversary with the lighting Saturday evening of a torch near the Ramallah grave of Yasser Arafat, who launched the first attack.

The lighting will take place in the presence of President Mahmoud Abbas