November 13, 2013
Damascus, (SANA) – Prime Minister, Dr. Wael al-Halqi said that honoring martyrs reflects embodiment of the sublime values of martyrdom.
“Honoring martyrs is also a constitutional, legal, humane and ethical duty towards the martyrs’ families,” the Premier added during a ceremony for honoring martyrs’ families at Dar al-Assad for Culture and Arts in Damascus.
He stressed the government’s keenness to offer the martyrs’ families the care that befits their sacrifices.
PM al-Halqi elaborated on the lofty meanings of martyrdom and the role of martyrs in shielding the homeland against any future attempts that seek to undermine Syria.
Al-Halqi underlined the importance that the government and civil society exert concerted efforts to offer all it takes to honor martyrs and their families.
”Syria is marching towards astounding victory thanks to the sacrifices of the Syrian Arab army,” al-Halqi said, indicating that Syria is recovering from its wounds and witnessing the start of the reconstruction process.
The Premier distributed symbolic gifts to the martyrs’ families, who affirmed that they take pride in the martyrdom of their sons to preserve the unity and dignity of the homeland.
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Photo: President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt. Nasser supported the Palestinian cause and the right to self-determination. In 1956 after the United States had refused to grant aid for building the Aswān Dam, Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal. The nationalization led to the 1956 Arab-Israeli War, in which Great Britain, France, and Israel jointly attacked Egypt.