Five Palestinians Hurt in Uprising Arrive in Tehran for Treatment

Published December 22nd, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Five Palestinians, who were injured by Israeli bullets in the West bank and the Gaza Strip, arrived for treatment in Tehran Thursday overnight, radio said Friday. 

The five injured men and their families, who flew from Amman, were welcomed by several officials and by the Tehran representative of the Palestinian authority, Salah Zavavi. 

They were taken to the Revolutionary Guards' Baghatollah-e-Azam hospital, where 14 other Palestinians are being treated. 

Iran, who does not recognize Israel, is holding demonstrations on Friday to celebrate "Jerusalem Day", in a context of strong anti-Israeli feeling. 

This day is traditionally organized in Iran on the last Friday of the month-long fast of Ramadan, which ends next Wednesday in Iran -- TEHRAN (AFP)  



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