Political parties in Bethlehem organized on Tuesday a symbolic funeral for the
late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in protest against his execution.

The funeral procession started in Al-Azza refugee camp north of Bethlehem and went to the old town of Bethlehem carrying a coffin wrapped with the Iraqi flag.

The marchers who were nearly 300 carried pictures of Saddam and signs condemning his execution, and chanted slogans against Iran, the United States, Israel and the Iraqi Government saying that this government is an agent to the USA.

Organizers of the procession gave speeches at the Church of the Nativity square.

Most of the speakers said that Saddam is a “Martyr who was assassinated by the Imperialists and the Shi’et and the enemies of the nation.”

Several other areas in Palestine organized similar funerals in the past few days following Saddam's execution.