Huge Crowds Gather in Hebron for Historic UN Speech

24 September 2011

Last night, PSP joined thousands of Palestinians on the streets of Hebron to watch Mahmoud Abbas’ speech at the UN general assembly. Large crowds congregated along al-Quds street, where several big screens had been erected.

There was an expectant and celebratory atmosphere as the crowd watched musical and cultural performances that were being staged in Beirut and Nablus in the build up to the speech, which began at approximately 7pm local time.

The crowd applauded, cheered, and chanted as the speech was given a standing ovation in the UN general assembly, and a great cheer erupted at Abbas’ ringing words; “Enough! Enough! Enough!”

Celebrations continued after the speech had ended, until the crowd dispersed around an hour later.