Reuters and the other wire services all got the basic facts wrong, saying it was the 46th anniversary of Fatah's creation - even though Fatah was founded around 1957.
And the Palestinian Arabs have been celebrating the terror anniversary all over.
In Nahr al-Barad:
Lebanese camps celebrated as well (Shatila, Daouk, Mar Elias, Burj al-Barajneh.)
Not to mention, of course, Ramallah:
Mahmoud Aloul 'Odona said
Today we light the torch to launch the activities commemorating the anniversary of the revolution, of dignity, and of the Palestinian armed struggle.The Palestinian embassy in Romania put up this fairly boring video on their site:
Remember the anniversary of the launch of the Revolution-makers who have sacrificed their blood and their lives to gain the rights of the Palestinian people, and all those who are here today are students of those leaders.
We will fight with all we have, to realize the dreams of our martyrs establishing an independent Palestinian state
They sure seem peaceful, don't they?
Oh, and while I was looking for these I found this image of Arafat - the kind that you won't see ever since the West started rehabilitating him as a peacemaker: