Palestinian flag hoisted at Oslo city hall

AFP , Wednesday 29 Nov 2023

The city hall of the Norwegian capital of Oslo on Wednesday raised the Palestinian flag in a show of solidarity with the people of Gaza, where thousands have lost their lives in Israeli aggression on the Strip.

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The Palestinian flag flutters in the wind after it was raised in the courtyard outside the City Hall in Oslo, Norway, on November 29, 2023. AFP

 

The initiative coincides with the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, celebrated since 1978 following the adoption of a resolution by the United Nations General Assembly.

"When we know that more than 5,000 children have lost their lives, equivalent to more than 275 school classes, it is only natural to remember them today," Oslo mayor Anne Lindboe told AFP on the sidelines of the event, which brought together a handful of pro-Palestinian activists.

"It is very important to highlight that Oslo should be a city for everyone, where both our small Jewish minority and those with a Palestinian background should feel safe, seen, and included," she added.

In 1993, Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization signed the Peace Accords in Oslo.

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