Wednesday, July 03, 2002

Unique approach to democracy

A pro-Arafat demonstration took place today in Gaza. (report)
We urge Kofi Annan, the UN secretary-general, to condemn Bush's remarks and to respect and protect the right of Palestinians to decide on their leadership," read a letter handed to UN officials.

Some other demonstrators explained what the "right to decide" means:
"Any collaborator who would represent himself an alternative to [Arafat] will be executed in the public square," said the message, which echoed through the streets as armed men fired in the air.

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