Scores of Palestinians have held a sit-in in the Gaza Strip to voice solidarity with the popular revolutions against decades-long dictatorships in Egypt and Tunisia.
The rally was held on Monday and saw Palestinian demonstrators waving Egyptian, Tunisian, and Palestinian flags, with the participants stressing that all tyrannical regimes would eventually face collapse, a Press TV correspondent reported.
The event was attended by members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the second largest organization in the umbrella group of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
The move came three days after Egypt’s three-decade-long President Hosni Mubarak handed power over to the Supreme Council of the Egyptian Armed Forces on Friday, giving in to 18 straight days of pro-democracy protests.
The revolution followed the one in Tunisia last month, which, propelled by outrage at the government’s suppressive policies, ended the 23-year-long rule of ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
Palestinians in the Monday sit-in, which followed marches in the Israel-blockaded coastal sliver on Saturday, urged all oppressed nations to follow the examples.
They also called on the Palestinian factions of Fatah and Hamas to reconcile their differences.
The rival parties have been at odds since Hamas’ landslide victory in the Palestinian legislative elections in 2006, which swept the popular resistance movement to power.
The movement, however, had to limit its rule to Gaza in June 2007 after a coup attempt by their Western-backed rivals in Fatah, which established its own rule in the West Bank.