Tiny Minority of Extremists Update: “Israel-PNA: Gaza, Thousands Protest Against ‘Vampire’ Bush,” from ANSAmed (thanks to Insubria):
(ANSAmed) – GAZA, JANUARY 9 – Burning American flags, thousands of Palestinian protesters took to the Gaza streets this afternoon to protest against the visit of U.S. President George W. Bush. The protesters, amassed by Hamas, brandished banners which defined Bush “assassin and vampire”. During the rally puppets of the American president were raised and then burned. Israeli flags were also burned. Eye witnesses reported at least 20,000 participants in the rally, promoted for several days also through appeals launched in the mosques. “Bush is not welcome,” a Hamas representative repeated from the platform. Members of the extremist movement pointed out that since his arrival at the Ben Gurion airport of Tel Aviv today, President Bush “made sure in his speech encouraging and backing the rights of Israel, without saying a single word on the Palestinian victims and on our rights”. Bush will meet tomorrow in Ramallah in the West Bank Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen), who is in open conflict with Hamas, whereas he will not visit the Gaza Strip. (ANSAmed).