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Islamic Jihad holds rally in Gaza to commemorate its 38th anniversary

Oct. 2, 2016 9:41 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 2, 2016 10:37 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Thousands of Palestinians on Sunday afternoon joined a rally organized by the Islamic Jihad movement in Gaza City to mark the group's 38th anniversary and the one year since the beginning of a wave of unrest across the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel, which the group called the "Jerusalem Intifada."

The rally kicked off at Palestine Square in Gaza City before the participants crowded in front of Shawwa and Husari towers in the center of the city. Leaders of different Palestinian factions were present, according to a statement by Islamic Jihad.

Female fighters affiliated to Islamic Jihad were seen at the front of the march, as well as masked men carrying knives and Molotov cocktails.

Sheikh Bassam al-Saadi, a prominent Islamic Jihad leader, gave a speech during the rally by phone from his house in Jenin in the West Bank.

"An uprising is the most appropriate way to get rid of all the remains of the destructive Oslo Accords,” he said. “It is also the best choice to fix the compass of Palestinian struggle and Palestinian unity."

Al-Saadi urged all Palestinian factions to agree on a joint national program, based on resistance against the Israeli occupation and settlements, to serve as a charter for all resistance forces.

He also called on the Palestinian Authority and its security services to "stop going after resistance fighters and to stop security coordination which serves the interests of Israeli occupation in the first place."

While some say Islamic Jihad was established in 1980 by Fathi Shiqaqi, a majority of members of the group consider Oct. 6, 1978 to be its official foundation date.

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