Abbas rep attends Fidel Castro's funeral, expresses "great admiration [for] the brave and noble positions that the late leader took"
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Nov. 29, 2016

 
Headline: “As an envoy of the [PA] president: Rafat leaves for Havana to take part in the funeral ceremony of Castro”
     “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas sent PLO Executive Committee member and Deputy Secretary-General of [the Palestinian Democratic Union party] FIDA Saleh Rafat to take part in the funeral ceremony of the leader and international fighter, leader of Cuba Fidel Castro, today (Tuesday) [Nov. 29, 2016] in Havana, the capital of Cuba.
Rafat said that the death of Castro is a loss not only for our friends the Cuban people, but also for the Palestinian people and for all of the free peoples and people of honor in the entire world. He noted that our people will always remember with great respect and great admiration the brave and noble positions that the late leader took in favor of the struggle [of the Palestinian people] for freedom, independence, and return.
He added that out of loyalty to the spirit of Comrade Castro and in order to follow the same path that he followed until his death, the Palestinian leadership, led by President Mahmoud Abbas, will continue to preserve the ties of friendship and cooperation between Palestine and Cuba.”