President Abbas sends his condolences to Arnstein Øverkil’s family

The funeral ceremony of the former TIPH HoM, Mr. Arnstein Øverkil, was held in the church of Østenstad in Norway on the 10 of March 2014. The ceremony was attended by family, friends and representatives from the Norwegian Police and Foreign ministry and the Palestinian Embassy in Norway.

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The funeral ceremony of the former TIPH HoM, Mr. Arnstein Øverkil, was held in the church of Østenstad in Norway on the 10 of March 2014. The ceremony was attended by family, friends and representatives from the Norwegian Police and Foreign ministry and the Palestinian Embassy in Norway.

The Palestinian Ambassador to Norway, Mr. Yasser al-Najjar, was also present and forwarded a letter of condolences from the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas to the family of Mr. Arnstein Øverkil.

Extract from the letter from President Abbas:
Dear Chief Arnstein Øverkil family

We received with great sorrow the sad news of the death of our friend, Chief Arnstein Øverkil , after a lifetime that he spent as a strong advocate for issues of his people and his country. Moreover, a great activist on the issues of human rights, justice and peace in the world, we will always remember his advocacy and solidarity with our people and all the efforts he did for peace making, security and stability in Palestine.

We would like to convey our deepest words of sympathy to you and to the Norwegian people, hope and pray that God will give you and his beloved ones strength to bear this great loss, May his soul rest in peace.