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Sunday, May 09, 2004

Palestinians engage in nation-building
fortify Arafat's compound

Mangled car wrecks are scattered across the grounds of Palestinian
leader Yasser Arafat's compound, known as Muqataa, in the West
Bank town of Ramallah. The Muqataa was fortified in hopes of impeding
Israeli tanks if they try to push the site.(AFP/Mauricio Lima)

Where did they get all those wrecked cars?

Palestinians gather to watch the wreckage of a U.S embassy car as it
is lifted near the village of Beit Hanoun in the nothern Gaza Strip in this
Oct. 15, 2003 file photo. The United States has decided to suspend two
water development projects worth tens of millions of dollars in the Gaza
Strip, because of the Palestinian Authority's failure to find those behind
a deadly attack on a U.S. diplomatic convoy in October, an official said
Thursday May 6, 2004. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

For more on temporary halt to Gaza water projects, see JPost.