ALGIERS – Tuesday, 31 October 2023 (APS) – Algeria will commemorate on Wednesday the 69th anniversary of the outbreak of the glorious Revolution of 1st November 1954 which has marked the history of humanity through heroic deeds, becoming models worth examining in terms of resistance, sacrifice and fight against colonialism.

Algeria has remained faithful to the oath of valiant martyrs and of their sacrifices, while continuously supporting the just causes and the peoples oppressed for their self-determination, in accordance with the spirit of the Declaration of 1st November and its unchanging and just principled positions.

The commemoration of the outbreak of the glorious Revolution of November comes this tear in a complex context marked by the savage and barbaric aggression of the Zionist occupied against the Palestinian people, victim of a deliberate genocide, remaining the Algerians of the heroism of their elders in their fierce resistance against the French colonialism.

By way of the constant solidarity of the Algerian people and State with the Palestinian people, the President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune said that the Zionist aggression against the inhabitants of the strip of Gaza is a war crime, stressing that the Palestinians “are not terrorists, as they are defending their country and their rights.”

After underlining that the Algerians were also considered as “terrorists” when they defended their land during the French colonialism, the President of the Republic cited the statement of Shaheed Larbi Ben M’hidi in response to the French who accused the mujahedeen (war veterans) of committing “terrorist acts” through bombs hidden in baskets:” Give us your war planes, we’ll give you our baskets.”

In this regard, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad ordered all the embassies and diplomatic missions abroad to cancel all the preparations for the festivities commemorating the anniversary of the glorious Revolution of 1st November, on the instruction of the President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune, as a sign of solidarity with the Palestinians who are facing an aggression, crimes and massacres committed by the Zionist occupier.

The commemoration of the anniversary of the outbreak of the armed struggle comes to reaffirm the special emphasis placed by the country’s highest authorities on the issue of preserving Memory, showing the Algerians’ commitment to the national unity and to the building of a State up to the sacrifices of the martyrs, likely to embark the new Algeria on the path of economic revival and sustainable development.

The file of the Memory, which is among the priorities of the 54 commitments of the President of the Republic, reflects the strong political willingness to deal with this basic element of the national identity without any slackening or concession.

In this respect, the President of the Republic decided to decree in 2021 the observance, nationwide, of a minute’s silence, 17 October of each year in memory of the Algerian victims of the massacres of 17 October 1961 perpetrated in Paris by the French police.

He also decided to institute the National Day of Memory to commemorate the massacres of 8 May 1945, an infamy which marks the bloody and savage repression against the Algerians.

The glorious Revolution of November, which is an example of devotion and sacrifice in the service of freedom and dignity values, will remain an opportunity to shed light on Algeria’s greatness, the determination of its people who wrote, with the blood of the martyrs, one of the biggest epics of contemporary history.