NABLUS (Ma'an) -- The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine organized a festival near Jenin on Saturday to celebrate the faction's 46th anniversary.
Tens of thousands of Palestinians gathered and raised the flags of Palestine, Syria, and the PFLP, chanting slogans that commemorated the group's anniversary.
Present at the celebration were a number of Palestinian officials, including PLO executive committee member Saleh Rafat, Palestinian legislative council member Khalid Jarar, and Jenin governor Talal Dweikat.
In addition to celebrating the PFLP's anniversary, participants called for reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah.
Leaders from both the Hamas-run government in Gaza and the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority government in the West Bank made public statements in support of national reconciliation last week.
The PFLP -- a Marxist Palestinian revolutionary movement founded in 1967 -- is the second largest organization to make up the PLO, with Fatah being the largest.