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Thursday, February 05, 2004

February 3, 2004

YEMEN HAS OBJECTED TO SAUDI ARABIA'S PLAN TO BUILD 'A SEPARATION WALL' ON THE SAUDI-YEMENI BORDER, SAYING THAT IT VIOLATES PREVIOUS BORDER AGREEMENTS. SOME OBSERVERS FEAR THAT THIS DISAGREEMENT MAY LEAD TO A MILITARY CONFRONTATION. (ARABICNEWS.COM, 2/2/04)

February 2, 2004

FRANCE IS CONSIDERING THE PREVENTION OF THE BROADCASTS BY HIZBULLAH TV STATION 'AL-MANAR' BECAUSE OF THE SERIES 'AL-SHATAT,' WHICH INCLUDED ANTISEMITIC SCENES. ON FEBRUARY 10, THE FRENCH MINISTER OF CULTURE WILL PRESENT A DRAFT LAW TO PREVENT FOREIGN SATELLITE STATIONS FROM BROADCASTING ANTISEMITIC PROGRAMS. (AL-SHARQ AL-AWSAT, LONDON, 2/2/04)

NABIL QAOUQ, A HIZBULLAH OFFICIAL IN SOUTHERN LEBANON, SAID: 'THE ISRAELIS RECEIVE THEIR DEAD WITH GRIEVING; WE RECEIVE OUR MARTYRS WITH DIGNITY AND GREATNESS. RESISTANCE IS THE WAY TO GET BACK THE REST OF THE PRISONERS.' (AL-SAFIR, LEBANON, 1/31/04)