Fatah marks 56 years since its founding

Palestinian Fatah activists are marking 56 years since the movement’s 1964 founding with a series of memorial activities.

Fatah deputy chief Mahmoud al-Aloul — a key confidant of Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas — lights a torch in the tomb of Fatah founder Yasser Arafat.

“Our revolution…has seen a number of victories and achievements and perseverance, in Beirut, on Mount Hermon, in the Jordan Valley, and in the First and Second Intifadas,” al-Aloul says.

Aaron Boxerman