Yasser Arafat had proclaimed the Palestinian Declaration of Independence on November 15, 1988.

A picture of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Palestinian former president Yasser Arafat waving together is hung on a wall of a building to mark the 29th anniversary of Palestinian Declaration of Independence in Hebron, West Bank on November 14, 2017.
A picture of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Palestinian former president Yasser Arafat waving together is hung on a wall of a building to mark the 29th anniversary of Palestinian Declaration of Independence in Hebron, West Bank on November 14, 2017. ( AA )

Palestinians on Wednesday have celebrated the 29th anniversary of Palestinian Declaration of Independence.

It was symbolically proclaimed by Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on November 15, 1988.

It followed a vote by the Palestine National Council (PNC), meeting in Algiers, by a vote of  253 to 46, as well as in front of Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

Soldiers stand at attention during a parade marking the 29th anniversary of Palestinian Declaration of Independence in Hebron, West Bank on November 14, 2017.
Soldiers stand at attention during a parade marking the 29th anniversary of Palestinian Declaration of Independence in Hebron, West Bank on November 14, 2017. ( AA )

TRT World speaks to journalist Daoud Kuttab in Amman, Jordan to get the details of today's events.

Soldiers march during a parade marking the 29th anniversary of Palestinian Declaration of Independence in Hebron, West Bank on November 14, 2017.
Soldiers march during a parade marking the 29th anniversary of Palestinian Declaration of Independence in Hebron, West Bank on November 14, 2017. ( AA )
A woman takes photos of soldiers marching during a parade marking the 29th anniversary of Palestinian Declaration of Independence in Hebron, West Bank on November 14, 2017.
A woman takes photos of soldiers marching during a parade marking the 29th anniversary of Palestinian Declaration of Independence in Hebron, West Bank on November 14, 2017. ( AA )
Soldiers march during a parade marking the 29th anniversary of Palestinian Declaration of Independence in Hebron, West Bank on November 14, 2017.
Soldiers march during a parade marking the 29th anniversary of Palestinian Declaration of Independence in Hebron, West Bank on November 14, 2017. ( AA )
Source: AA