Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Ramallah street named in honour of US activist Rachel Corrie


RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinians in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Tuesday named a street after a U.S. activist who was crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer in a 2003 protest against house demolitions in Gaza.

The dedication ceremony was held on the seventh anniversary of Rachel Corrie's death.

Corrie's mother, Cindy, said her daughter stood for many other foreign activists who have come to the West Bank and Gaza in recent years to serve as a buffer between Palestinians and Israeli troops.

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Clashes break out at protests against Israel's encroachment on al-Aqsa mosque



The Palestinian rage against Israel's dedication of reopening a synagogue close to al- Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem flared on Tuesday, where clashes erupted in the disputed holy city and demonstrations dominated the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

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Hamas is calling for a new intifada against the occupation.