Palestinians Banned from Veiling Face, Firing Guns at Rallies

Published November 19th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

By Izzat Ramini - Ramallah 


A source at the Palestinian authority has said that orders have been issued banning Palestinian taking part in rallies from firing guns in all areas, including those under Israeli control. 

The leadership also decided to prohibit participants from covering their faces during the demonstrations to prevent intruders from mingling with the crowds, said the source. 

According to the instructions, merchants and shopkeepers are not allowed to strike unless under the supervision of the Islamic and nationalists powers, the coalition of the Palestinian movements steering the Intifada. 

The source added that school students should not be allowed out of their schools to take part in protests. 

Palestinian leaders have reiterated that the Intifada should go on, while at the same time normal life in the Palestinian towns and villages should also be maintained. 

Palestinian President Yasser Arafat has banned armed Palestinians from shooting in residential and crowded areas so as not to provoke Israeli retaliatory attacks on these areas.  







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