PA Police Kill Anti-Annapolis Protester

[Jerusalem Post] Khaled Abu Toameh - Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets in the West Bank and Gaza Tuesday to express their opposition to the U.S.-sponsored peace conference in Annapolis. Demonstrations in Ramallah, Hebron, Nablus and Tulkarm were organized by Hamas and the radical Islamic group Hizb al-Tahrir. Hisham al-Baradi, 37, was killed in Hebron and dozens were injured during clashes between the demonstrators and security forces loyal to Mahmoud Abbas. Several journalists covering the protests were beaten by PA policemen. Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar told demonstrators in Gaza City that any Palestinian who gives up one inch of the land of Palestine would be tried as a traitor. "Palestine, from the sea to the river, is all Muslim-owned," he said. "The right of return to Haifa, Jaffa and Jerusalem is non-negotiable." Nabil Amr, a top advisor to Mahmoud Abbas, said that any agreement reached with Israel would be presented to the Palestinians through a referendum. "Palestinians living outside the West Bank and Gaza Strip will also have the right to vote," he said.

2007-11-28 01:00:00

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