Zakariyah Zubaidi, a commander of the Aksa Martyrs' Brigade, said a few weeks of peace and security was what was needed from both sides so that everybody could enjoy the football. "We are a nation that encourages sports and we, like other nations, like to watch and to follow the World Cup in peace and security," Zubaidi said in the town of Jenin.Did it show any lynchings of Israeli soldiers?
"We undertake to be committed to calm so that our neighbours, the Israelis, can also feel at ease watching the World Cup in peace," he said, adding that he hoped Israel would suspend patrols in towns in the occupied West Bank. The World Cup runs from June 9 to July 9. Palestinians will be able to watch it free on television but Israelis have to pay to get access to the full package from a satellite provider.
A cartoon in a local newspaper last week showed Palestinians welcoming Israelis as they jumped over the West Bank barrier that separates them to watch the football.
"The MAB ... condemns unequivocally the disproportionate use of force that has worsened an already volatile atmosphere and increased the climate of fear amongst British Muslims," the group said in a statement on Thursday.I can understand the Muslim community's fear; the suicide bombers who killed 56 people and injured another 700 last year in London, were Buddhists, weren't they? And Buddhists don't like Muslims because they're infidels. Or something like that.
(Angus Reid Global Scan) – Many adults in the Netherlands hold strong views on the way Muslims adapt to the European continent, according to a poll by Motivaction released by GPD. 63 per cent of respondents believe think Islam is incompatible with modern European life.
On June 08, 2006, ABCNEWS reported that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has been confirmed to have been killed in Baghdad in a bombing raid by a United States task force hunting him. His death has been confirmed by mutiple sources in Iraq.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's prime minister will announce the death of al Qaeda leader in Iraq Abu Musab al- Zarqawi, state television reported on Thursday.
It gave no details but Nuri al-Maliki was due to hold a news conference with the top U.S. commander in Iraq General George Casey shortly.