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Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:33 AM
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People power urged in Gaza Strip
PALESTINIAN activists today called for people's congresses to be held in all areas of the Gaza Strip to end the unrest that has shaken the region in the past week.

"People's congresses should be set up with the aim of democratic reform of institutions in order to fight corruption and enforce respect for the law," said the Committee of Nationalist and Islamist Forces, which links Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's Fatah and the radical Hamas group.
The congresses would "put an end to the absurd conflict between the forces and relevant services of the Palestinian Authority", it said.

The Committee also appealed for free and democratic elections, which would be the first since 1995, with the prospect of Israeli withdrawal from Gaza next year.

Last Monday the Committee called for democratic reforms in depth, an end to anarchy and corruption and for corrupt officials to be prosecuted.

http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,54...
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number6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 06:24 PM
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Matilda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 12:06 AM
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2. This would be a step forward for Palestine.
They must start acting from the head instead of the gut. They'll
never be a match for the Israelis unless they do.
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Gimel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 01:36 AM
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3. Time will tell
if this effort takes hold. With Arafat and Hamas likely to oppose it, it seems unlikely to succeed. There is utter chaos in the Gaza strip at the present time.
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