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Old Jan 4, '06, 8:46 pm
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Default Kidnap Attempt on US activist's Parents (Rachel Corrie's parents)

PALESTINIAN society disintegrated further yesterday as gunmen from the ruling Fatah movement tried to kidnap the parents of an American activist who died trying to halt the demolition of Gaza homes, while other militants destroyed part of Gaza's border wall with Egypt - killing two guards.

Both actions, and the takeover of seven government offices in the town of Rafah, were undertaken by the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade in order to put pressure on the Palestinian Authority to release a militant arrested on Tuesday for alleged involvement in the kidnapping last week of the British human rights worker Kate Burton and her parents, Helen and Hugh. Spokesmen for the gunmen appeared on al-Jazeera television unmasked and announced that there would be no voting in Rafah on 25 January, the day of parliamentary elections, unless the suspected kidnapper, Alaa al-Hams, is released.

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Default Re: Kidnap Attempt on US activist's Parents (Rachel Corrie's parents)

Just in case anyone does not know who Rachel Corrie is.
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Of course, Kate Burton has elected to stay in the area and carry on with what she was doing already, stating that 'most Palestinians aren't like that'. A brave but intelligent woman.

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Of course, Kate Burton has elected to stay in the area and carry on with what she was doing already, stating that 'most Palestinians aren't like that'. A brave but intelligent woman.

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I agree most Palestinians aren't like that. Likewise, most Germans weren't like Nazis. The rellevant point being that just because most Palesitnians aren't like that doesn't reduce the threat of Islamic terrorism any more than the fact that most Germans being peaceful didn't reduce the threat of Nazism.
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