RAMALLAH, March 6 (KUNA) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas expressed
his extreme sadness over the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
President Abbas said in a press statement on Wednesday that the Palestinian
people have lost a strong supporter for the Palestinian issue, and liberation
movements all over the world have lost a great fighter.
He added that the Palestinian people would never forget Chavez who was
really a great supporter of an independent Palestinian state.
Abbas remembered Chavez's support for international recognition of
Palestine in the General Assembly of the United Nations. (end)
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