Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, expressed deep sadness over the death of the Venezuelan President, Huge Chavez, who died of Tuesday, and said that the death of Chavez is a significant loss to all nations struggling for freedom, liberation and justice.Abbas said that Chavez was a freedom fighter who never gave-up or abandoned the struggle for a world led by principles of justice, equality and liberation.
â€śWe have lost a great and courageous leader, a leader who supported freedom movements around the world. He is one of dozens of symbols, such as Simon BolĂvar, who struggled for equality and justiceâ€ť, Abbas said, â€śThe memory of Chavez will remain imprinted in our memories, as a courageous leader, as a person who strongly supported our legitimate right to independence and the establishment of the Palestinian Stateâ€ť.
â€śMy loyal friend, Chavez, left us, and by his departure, all freedom fighters around the world lost a great leaderâ€ť, Abbas added, â€śbut the fight for a better world, for an end to all occupations will never stop, we are sure that the principles that Chavez carried and fought for will be followed by other committed leadersâ€ť.
Abbas also sent his condolences to the family of Chavez and the Venezuelan people, and added that he is sure that the people of Venezuela will continue the path of progress and liberty.