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Gaza Cancels Independence Day Public Holiday
 
(Posted on Friday, November 13, 2009)

Source: Haaretz (Gaza)

Gaza Strip Hamas authorities have called off the annual, November 15th, Palestinian Independence Day celebrations in the Gaza Strip, ordering its schools and offices to remain open as usual, this year.

The late Yasser Arafat, founder of Fatah, had symbolically declared Palestinian independence on November 15, 1988.

Note that schools supervised by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), attended by about half of Gaza's 450,000 students, will not hold classes on Sunday, November 15, 2009.

Gaza's banks are also expected to stay shut for the day as they are supervised by the Palestinian Monteary Fund, based in the Fatah-dominated West Bank, where the holiday was expected to be observed as usual.

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