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AP Says Kajillions Of Iraqis Protest Israel And US

From an elated (and number inflating) Associated Press:

Hundreds Of Thousands Chant ‘Death To Israel’

August 4, 2006

BAGHDAD — In Baghdad, a city plagued by sectarian violence, hundreds of thousands of Shiites chanting "death to Israel" and "death to America" marched through the streets Friday in a show of support for Hezbollah militants battling Israeli troops in Lebanon.

No violence was reported during the rally in the Sadr City neighborhood. But at least 26 people were killed elsewhere in Iraq, most of them in a car bombing and gunbattle in the northern city of Mosul.

With riot police looking on, demonstrators have been burning U.S. and Israeli flags and cheering for Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah.

Nasrallah is becoming a popular figure across the Arab world for his willingness to take on Israel’s military might.

Pro-Hezbollah demonstrators also took to the streets in Damascus and Cairo on Friday, though in smaller numbers.

The Religion Of Peace in action.

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