Palestinians carry longest national flag in Ramallah


Hundreds of Palestinians have carried a 66-meter-long flag of the nation through the streets of Ramallah in a symbolic move to protest more than six decades of the Israeli regime’s oppression, Press TV reports.

“The 66 meters [flag] actually represent 66 years of Al Nakba. Through this activity we want to send a message that our people who are in refugee camps are still suffering and that Jerusalem [East] Al-Quds is still being occupied and that the Israeli forces are still carrying out the most aggressive measures there,” a Palestinian activist told a Press TV correspondent.

Each meter of the Palestinian flag represents one of the 66 years of Israel’s oppression against the Palestinians since the start of the Israeli occupation in 1948.

Al Nakba or “Catastrophe” marks the events that took place during the 1948 Palestine war when over 700,000 Palestinians were exiled or fled from their lands in Palestine.

The move stresses the right of the Palestinians to return to their homeland.

The Palestinian flag, which flew from Canada to the West Bank city of Ramallah, represents unity among all Palestinians and is a symbol of solidarity with them.

The flag covered with thousands of signatures is also meant to spread the cause of the Palestinians, which is an end to the Israeli occupation.

Participants in the activity stressed the need for the world to continue the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against the Israeli occupation to contribute to the Palestinian resistance.

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