Arafat: Intifada will Continue until Palestinian State Created
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat proclaimed Thursday that the Palestinian uprising will continue until the Palestinian flag flies over Jerusalem, "capital of the future Palestinian state, reported AFP.
"The Palestinian people will continue with force and determination until the Palestinian flag is raised above the walls, mosques and churches of Jerusalem, the capital of the future Palestinian state, whether (people) like it or not," Arafat said in Ramallah on his return from a two-day Arab summit in Jordan.
He also condemned the Israeli strikes the day before on his Force 17 bodyguard, saying they were "neither the first confrontation, nor the first war nor the first escalation.
"But, I tell you that not the blockade, not the uranium shells, not the other banned weapons, not the bombings of our bases and houses can hinder our people's determination," Arafat said.
He said the "Israeli aggression" was "the beginning of the 100-day Sharon plan."
He was referring to Palestinian charges that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has mapped out a plan to crack down against the six-month-old Intifada.
Two Palestinian youths were shot dead by Israeli troops in the Gaza Strip, while a policemen was killed overnight, said reports.
Israel’s security cabinet gave the green light to further attacks on Palestinians following the offensive raids that killed two Palestinians and wounded 60 others – Albawaba.com
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