Palestinians raise Palestine flag at Mount Everest

Apr 28,2019

Raising Palestine flag at Mount Everest is the least we could do to our Palestinian cause.

Following six days and 100 kilometers of walking and climbing mountains, 27 Palestinian men and women reached peak of Mount Everest at a height of 5,400 meters above altitude.

Climb for Palestine, the organisers of the trip, posted on its Facebook page: “We are 12 women and 16 men from Palestine. Twenty seven of us have succeeded in reaching Mount Everest base at a height of 5,400 meters above the sea level.”

The group added: “We raised the flag of Palestine and slogans of solidarity with the prisoners and Jerusalem, which was the least we could do to our Palestinian cause.”

On 19 April, the group started on their journey as part of a mountain sports adventure and with a goal to place Palestine among the countries that have climbed the mountain, located in the Himalayas, on the borders between China and Nepal.

The peak of Mount Everest is 8,848 metres above altitude, making it the world's highest mountain and reaching it is more challenging.

Despite being dangerous, Mount Everest attracts many climbers, some of them highly experienced mountaineers.