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Israel Update:
Arafat Declares the Violence will Continue,
October 30, 2000

At an opening of a hospital in Gaza, Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasir Arafat, declared that the violence will continue:

"Our people will remain steadfast until a boy or a girl holds the flag of Palestine over Jerusalem, the capital of our Palestinian state." In a speech read for him by an associate, Arafat said, "Our people have proven that they are able to continue the confrontation for years." "We say to them: We are not afraid of your warnings and the blessed Intifada of our people will continue. They claim that we send our children to face tanks, but they don't know that the anger has even reached our children. Generation after generation we have hated this occupation and we are insisting on independence."

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