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Palestinians Rampage After Israeli Prison Raid

From the DNC’s Associated Press:

Palestinian prisoners sit on the ground next to Israeli soldiers outside the prison during an army raid in the West Bank town of Jericho, Tuesday, March 14, 2006. Israeli forces driving bulldozers and firing tank shells burst into a Palestinian prison in Jericho on Tuesday and pulled out dozens of inmates in their underwear in a raid targeting a group of prisoners linked to the killing an Israeli Cabinet minister.

Mar 14, 12:21 PM EST

Palestinian Surrenders; American Released

Associated Press Writer

JERICHO, West Bank (AP) — Six Palestinian militants holed up inside a Palestinian prison surrendered to Israeli forces Tuesday, almost 10 hours after soldiers using helicopters, tanks and bulldozers raided the compound to seize militants who killed an Israeli Cabinet minister.

The militants who surrendered included Ahmed Saadat, leader of a radical PLO faction and mastermind of the 2001 assassination of the minister, the Israeli military said.

Palestinians, furious about the raid that also left two Palestinians dead, attacked offices linked to America and Europe, torching the British Council building in Gaza City and kidnapping foreigners, including an American professor, a Red Cross worker, two South Korean journalists and two Australian teachers at an American school.

The American, English professor Douglas Johnson, was seized while buying something from a street vendor, American University officials said. He was freed hours later.

Nice to see that the Palestinians don’t discriminate when it comes to exacting revenge.

Anybody will do.

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