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Palestinian Intifada confab opens in Iran
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The 5th International Conference on Palestinian Intifada has opened in the Iranian capital of Tehran, aiming to call enough attention to the issue of Palestine.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the conference at the Summit Conference Hall in Tehran, on Saturday.

Representatives, parliament speakers and scholars from different countries as well as a number of Palestinian leaders are attending the two-day event.

Secretary General of the conference Hossein Sheikholeslam said earlier that 16 parliament speakers as well as eight deputy speakers had indicated readiness to attend the conference.

He added that parliamentary delegations from more than 70 states and independent figures from 100 countries have also been invited to the conference.

The conference has chosen “Palestine, Homeland of Palestinians” as its motto.

The conference focuses on the restoration of Palestinians' rights, including their rights to return to their homeland and determine their own fate, and on the liberation of Palestinian territories occupied by Israel.

The 4th International Conference on Palestinian Intifada was held in Tehran in March 2009 following a deadly Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip.

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