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Friday, December 26, 2003

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December 26, 2003
AN IRAQI DAILY REPORTS THAT ELEMENTS OF THE FORMER IRAQI INTELLIGENCE SERVICES LOYAL TO SADDAM HUSSEIN HAVE LEFT IRAQ FOR SOME ARAB COUNTRIES TO ASSASSINATE ARAB LEADERS WHO DIDN'T INTERVENE WITH THE UNITED STATES TO PREVENT THE WAR OR SUPPORT SADDAM BEFORE OR AFTER THE WAR. (AL-YAWM AL-AKHER, IRAQ, 12/25/03)

December 26, 2003
A SAUDI EDITORIAL SAYS THE CAPTURE OF SADDAM REPRESENTS MORE THAN THE COLLAPSE OF A REGIME. IT REPRESENTS THE VANISHING OF DREAMS OF THOSE WHO BELIEVED SADDAM WOULD PRODUCE NUCLEAR WEAPONS TO ELIMINATE ISRAEL'S EXISTENCE, UNITE THE ARAB NATION, AND LEAD IT TO VICTORY. (AL-RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA, 12/26/03)

December 26, 2003
AHMAD MAHER, THE EGYPTIAN FOREIGN MINISTER WHO WAS ATTACKED BY PALESTINIANS AT AL-AQSA MOSQUE, WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR 3 DAYS UPON HIS RETURN TO CAIRO. THE PALESTINIAN DELEGATION TO THE ARAB LEAGUE CALLED THE INCIDENT 'AN ISRAELI CONSPIRACY INTENDED TO DRIVE A WEDGE BETWEEN THE PALESTINIAN AND EGYPTIAN RELATIONSHIP.' (AL-SHARQ AL-AWSAT, LONDON, 12/26/03)

December 26, 2003
ADLI SADEQ, DEPUTY TO PA FOREIGN MINISTER NABIL SHA'ATH, WROTE IN THE PA DAILY AL-HAYAT AL-JADIDA: 'WE WILL PERSECUTE THE FOLLOWERS OF THE AMERICANS SO THAT THEY WILL BE AT THE BOTTOM OF SOCIETY.' (AL-HAYAT AL-JADIDA, PA, 12/25/03)