Palestinians Shun Intifada Rallies

(Jerusalem Post) Khaled Abu Toameh - A rally organized in Ramallah on Wednesday to mark the fourth anniversary of the intifada was attended by fewer than 150 Palestinians. Similar rallies in other West Bank cities also drew small crowds. Organizers said they expected thousands of people to participate in the Ramallah rally, which was organized by the National and Islamic Forces, an alliance of all major Palestinian groups. In a statement marking the anniversary, imprisoned Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti said, "The resistance has forced Sharon to announce his decision to unilaterally withdraw from the Gaza Strip and without any commitment on the part of the Palestinians."

2004-10-01 00:00:00

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