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Shaaban Declares Palestinian Cause a ‘Vital Duty’ for Syria

Palestinians gather in capital to mark 48 years since arsonist set fire to Al-Aqsa Mosque
Shaaban Declares Palestinian Cause a ‘Vital Duty’ for Syria

Top presidential advisor Bouthaina Shaaban attended on Wednesday a ceremony commemorating the 48th anniversary of the burning of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

In a speech at the Dama Rose Hotel in Damascus, Shaaban stressed that Palestine is not only a geographical spot, but “a symbol of the dignity and holiness of the Arab nation and the symbol of Christianity and Islam, so we cannot in any way consider the Palestinian cause as marginal."

“On the contrary, it is our vital duty and our duty toward our destiny to consider it as our top priority,” Shaaban added.

She said that Syria’s “pride in Palestine is our pride in ourselves, and glory will be ours when we cherish each other and when we support each other.”

The event was held by the Syrian branch of the Al-Quds International Foundation under the title “Between Burning and Closure… The Will of People Wins.”

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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