Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat vowed yesterday to continue his struggle for a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.
The remarks made by telephone from his besieged and largely destroyed Ramallah compound were transmitted to thousands of Palestinians at a Gaza rally marking the second year of the Palestinian uprising. He also addressed demonstrators in the West Bank town of Kalkilya.
In the Gaza Strip, over 10,000 took to the streets, Palestinian sources estimated. The demonstrators included women, children, students, and Fatah, PLO, and Hamas activists.
"We, the Palestinian people, care not about the siege, because we are the stronger people!" Arafat shouted.