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Tuesday, December 07, 2004

New Fatah head wants Americans to die

TUNIS - The new head of Fatah, the main grouping in the Palestine Liberation Organization, called on Iraqis to defeat the US forces that have invaded their country, and called on Arabs everywhere to tighten their links with the Palestinians.

Speaking to reporters on Monday in Tunis, Fatah leader Faruq Qaddumi said: “We support the Iraqi resistance, and its victories will be those of the Palestinian resistance.”

Qaddumi, who took over as head of Fatah after the death of veteran Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on November 11, denied he was interfering in Iraq’s internal affairs, noting the country was under occupation.

“We will always be against occupiers and we support those who fight occupation,” he said.