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Monday, June 02, 2003

In celebration of International Children's Day,
Arafat encourages children to kill themselves to kill Jews

1 June 2003 -- Israel Television Channel Two News correspondent Ehud Yaari showed a tape this evening of the meeting Yasser Arafat held in Ramallah with children to mark International Children's Day. Arafat devoted his remarks to encouraging the children to be "shahid" (die for the cause), noting that one shahid who dies for the sake of Jerusalem has the power equal to 40 of the enemy dying. Yaari noted that Arafat said nothing in his remarks about peace or reconciliation.

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