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Yassin Killing Fuels Anger in Israeli Arab Protest

Thousands of Israeli Arabs and Palestinians marched Tuesday in annual civil rights protests filled with fresh anger over Israel’s assassination of Hamas militant leader Ahmed Yassin. Begun as a memorial for six Israeli Arabs killed by police while demonstrating against government land expropriations in 1976, “Land Day” also resonates for Palestinians dreaming of statehood. Israeli troops fired tear gas to disperse stone-throwers in the West Bank as protesters urged revenge for the killing of Islamic fundamentalist leader Yassin. Unlike in previous years, there were no reports of serious casualties. Full Story

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