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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:02 PM
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Gunfire erupts at Gaza mourning tent for Yasser Arafat
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 01:06 PM by Newsjock
http://www.startribune.com/stories/484/5084922.html

Gunfire erupted Sunday in the tent set up for mourners of Yasser Arafat just after his successor as PLO leader arrived, and one Palestinian policeman was killed and five other people were wounded, witnesses and hospital officials said.

Gunmen fired in the air about five minutes after Mahmoud Abbas, Arafat's longtime deputy chosen over the weekend as his successor, arrived in a motorcade. Abbas' bodyguards also fired in the air, the witnesses said.

Abbas was not wounded.

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PCIntern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:18 PM
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1. This was on DEBKA.com about 45 minutes before
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 01:18 PM by PCIntern
anyone else had it, but we're not allowed to post from debka...so I didn't. I hope to heck it's OK if I read Debka? IS it? Thanks...

I'm still waiting for a headline from them which proves false. They posted the fact that there were Chinese arms in Afghanistan long before anyone else did and those of us who said it to Sino-Afghan 'experts' were scoffed at.

Oh well, what do I know?
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Desperadoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:35 PM
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2. Shooting at Arafat Mourning Site Kills One
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Gunfire erupted Sunday in the tent set up for mourners of Yasser Arafat just after his successor as PLO leader arrived, and one Palestinian policeman was killed and five other people were wounded, witnesses and hospital officials said.

Gunmen fired in the air about five minutes after Mahmoud Abbas, Arafat's longtime deputy chosen over the weekend as his successor, arrived in a motorcade. Abbas' bodyguards also fired in the air, the witnesses said.

Abbas was not wounded.

Suleiman Mahdi, a Palestinian Authority driver, said Abbas was shaking hands with visitors when the gunfire erupted. Security officers immediately surrounded Abbas, he said<snip>


http://apnews.excite.com/article/20041114/D86BPHB80.htm...
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