Remembrance Day marked at Commonwealth war cemetery in Jerusalem

Ceremony took place underneath the fitting gloomy and rainy sky.

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November 7, 2015 16:33
Remembrance Day at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery on Mount Scopus Jerusalem, November 7, 2015

Remembrance Day at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery on Mount Scopus Jerusalem, November 7, 2015. (photo credit: SETH J. FRANTZMAN)

The British Consul-General in Jerusalem Dr. Alastair McPhail marked Remembrance Day at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery on Mount Scopus Jerusalem on Saturday.

The cemetery includes the remains of 2,514 men who died in the Great War (1914-1918) and 3,300 whose resting place is unknown but also fell in the Egypt and Palestine campaign of 1916-1918. 

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This year's ceremony took place underneath the fitting gloomy and rainy sky. 

Katherine Verrier-Frechette, the Canadian Representative to the Palestinian Authority, Archbishop Suheil Dawani and others spoke at the event attended by around 100 local representatives of various countries and organizations. 

"There will be peace when enemies become fellow human beings," intoned Brigadier Alistair Deas who serves as the senior British officer at the office of the US Security Coordinator (USSC) in Ramallah.

The USSC is responsible for training the Palestinian Security forces. 





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