Palestinians insult Egyptian leadership during march to support Hezbollah

Daily Star Egypt Staff
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RAMALLAH: More than 2,000 Palestinians denounced moderate Arab leaders in a march in support of Hezbollah yesterday.

The protesters marched through Ramallah s main thoroughfare, carrying pictures of Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Shiite Muslim Hezbollah guerrillas, and waved Hezbollah s distinctive yellow flags.

Protesters chanted insults about President Hosni Mubarak, a reference to the his criticism of Hezbollah in the first days of battles between the group and the Israeli army.

The protesters also accused Jordan s King Abdullah of being a collaborator of the Zionists and the Americans.

These days are days of Arab resurrection and days of humiliation for the Israeli military, the military that couldn t proceed (move ahead) into Lebanese land, said Hani Hassan, a leading member of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Fatah Party.

Many Palestinians participating in similar protests in recent weeks say Hezbollah has restored a sense of pride in the Arab world by showing that Israel can be challenged militarily.

Moderate Arab leaders have been denounced for not taking a more vocal role in support of the guerrilla group. AP

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