Palestinians Protest Saddam Death Sentence, Threaten Reprisals Against Foreigners

[AP/International Herald Tribune] Carrying pictures of Saddam Hussein, about 250 schoolgirls in the West Bank town of Jenin paraded Monday in protest at the death sentence handed down by a Baghdad court which found him guilty of crimes against humanity. The children chanted, "Beloved Saddam, strike Tel Aviv," the same slogan shouted by jubilant Palestinians when Iraqi rockets slammed into Israel during the 1991 Gulf War. In the Gaza Strip city of Khan Yunis, masked gunmen from a group calling itself Arafat's Army threatened reprisals against foreign citizens in the Palestinian territories if the sentence against Saddam is carried out: "We warn all foreigners in the Gaza Strip, especially the Americans, that they will be kidnapped and killed in front of witnesses."

2006-11-07 01:00:00

Full Article


Visit the Daily Alert Archive