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Jailed PFLP chief urges Palestinians to learn from Iraqi resistance

The jailed head of the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine urged followers to take their cue from Iraqi resistance to US forces in a speech to commemorate the group’s assassinated former leader. Ahmed Saadat addressed crowds from his Jericho prison cell on his mobile phone which was linked up to loudspeakers in the centre of Ramallah exactly two years after Abu Ali Mustafa was killed by Israeli forces. Several hundred people gathered to hear speeches in the West Bank city’s main Manara Square which had earlier been the scene of clashes between PFLP followers and Israeli troops. Medical sources said at least two people were injured after the Israelis opened fire with rubber-coated bullets. The clashes began when the Israeli army detained 15 PFLP followers in their nearby offices in what military sources insisted was a routine arrest operation. Full Story

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