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PA daily praises stabbings as “peaceful popular resistance”

Headline: “Independence day”
     “On the anniversary (i.e., of the Palestinian declaration of independence in 1988 by Yasser Arafat in Algeria)… wild with faith and confidence in the correctness of our independent national decision, and the reality of our freedom enterprise, which every day places layer upon layer in the building of the independent state. We do not mean [only] government ministries and institutions which we have established… but rather refer to the levels of Palestinian awareness, culture, and spirit, which has reached a broader level of understanding… of the need for independence… Our brave children and young people, and our praiseworthy girls prove this day after day, in the manner of peaceful popular resistance, whose spark was ignited by the blessed Jerusalem insurgency.”

Palestinian declaration of independence - On Nov. 15, 1988, before the Palestine National Council (PNC), the Palestinian parliament in exile in Algeria, Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Yasser Arafat declared the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital. Although the borders were not specified in the declaration, it recognized the UN partition plan of 1947, which called for the creation of a Jewish state and an Arab state in the former British Mandate for Palestine.
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