Palestinian Anti-Americanism

(Jerusalem Post) Khaled Abu Toameh - The U.S. has never been regarded by the Palestinians as a friend or an ally. On the contrary, American flags are often burned together with Israeli flags in the streets of Ramallah, Nablus, Gaza City, and Rafah. The war in Iraq has further fuelled anti-American feelings among the Palestinians, many of whom seem to be rejoicing over the daily attacks on U.S. troops there. Palestinian newspapers report with a tone of admiration on the "heroic resistance" attacks on U.S. soldiers in Iraq and "Uncle Sam" is depicted in cartoons as a badly injured and defeated, stupid figure.

2003-10-27 00:00:00

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