Palestinians Urge Holy War Against U.S.

(Jerusalem Post) Khaled Abu Toameh - Thousands of Palestinians staged rallies over the weekend to mark the first anniversary of the fall of Baghdad, calling on Iraqis to rise up against the U.S. in a holy war. Following Friday prayers, protesters burned Israeli and American flags and chanted slogans against President Bush and Prime Minister Sharon. In Nablus, thousands of Palestinians took to the streets, carrying pictures of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and Iraqi flags. In Gaza, Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantisi Thursday sent his greetings to Iraqi Shiite insurgent leader Moqtada al-Sadr, saying, "We support you and God be with you."

2004-04-13 00:00:00

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