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August 18, 2002
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Palestinians march in support of Iraq and Saddam Hussein, burn US and Israeli flags

The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that the Fatah, Arafat's umbrella group of terrorist organizations, has organized a demonstration in support of Iraq and Saddam Hussein.

The demonstrators chanted anti-US and anti-Israel slogans, burned flags of both countries and fired shots in the air, while calling on Saddam to attack Tel Aviv.

Marching through Rafah refugee camp, the demonstrators waved Palestinian flags as well as posters of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Hussein.

"We are marching to Iraq, giving millions of martyrs on the way," they chanted.

The Palestinian define their genocide bombers (who blow themselves up deliberately murdering unarmed civilians, including babies and children) by using the term "martyrs". In 1991, the Palestinians fully supported Iraq in the Gulf war and cheered from their roofs as Saddam Hussein bombarded Israeli civilian centers with Scud missiles (see the History page).

Yasser Arafat is the leader of Fatah, which includes the Al-Aksa "martyrs" brigrade, responsible for dozens of genocide bombings and thousands of other terrorist attacks against unarmed Israeli and American civilians (see the Palestine page for more details).

I copy the full article below.

Fatah leads pro-Iraq rally in Gaza
By DAVID RUDGE AND NEWS AGENCIES, Aug. 16, 2002
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?
pagename=JPost/A/JPArticle/
ShowFull&cid=1028814720286

Hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets in Gaza yesterday to participate in a Fatah-led demonstration in support of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.

The demonstrators chanted anti-US and anti-Israel slogans, burned flags of both countries and fired shots in the air, while calling on Saddam to attack Tel Aviv. The protests, which took place amid attempts by Israeli leaders to negotiate a "Gaza first" ceasefire, were an additional indication of the growing tension in the region spurred by reports that the US is determined to topple Saddam.

Marching through Rafah refugee camp, the demonstrators waved Palestinian flags as well as posters of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Hussein.

"We are marching to Iraq, giving millions of martyrs on the way," they chanted.

Many of the marchers were teenagers and some were children.
Some marched with bare chests, clutched automatic machine guns and had black paint smeared on their faces like combat soldiers. Raouf Barbakh, a member of Arafat's Fatah movement and an organizer of the rally, said Palestinians and Iraqis shared "the same present and the same future."

"America supports Israel with weapons to kill Palestinians and at the same time the United States bombs Iraqis," he said. "As Palestinians we reject America's plans to oust Saddam, the same as we reject its demands to oust Arafat," he added.

A Palestinian group that handles the distribution of money to bereaved families says Saddam has sent at least $30 million in cash to support the families of Palestinian men killed in the current intifada.

The money has been distributed at ceremonies in Gaza and the West Bank. The families of Palestinians who carried out suicide attacks against Israeli targets receive about $25,000, while families of victims are given about $10,000

Posted by David Melle at August 18, 2002 10:46 AM
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