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al-Qa'bong
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posted 29 November 2003 03:52 AM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Palestinians challenge the occupation, by opening a shopping mall in Ramallah.

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The Israeli lockdown on the West Bank meant much-needed building materials, especially glass and steel, which make up most of the Plaza, were delayed sometimes for months.
Four years later, the Plaza finally managed to open its doors to its first consumer. But even today, the day-to-day running of this center remains at the mercy of the Israeli authorities.
Curfews and siege regularly slapped on Palestinian cities and villages have not only seriously hampered delivery of goods but also affected workers’ ability to get to the West Bank city of Ramallah, where the Plaza is situated, Bahour says.
With half of personnel living outside Ramallah, getting to the workplace is sometimes a nightmare.
“Many of our staff were shot at and imprisoned, and several people on their way to work were taken to settlements for six and seven hours of interrogation before they were allowed to leave,” Bahour says.


Imagine how the political situation could change once the Yanks see that Palestinians shop in malls....just like real people.


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Gir Draxon
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posted 30 November 2003 02:23 AM      Profile for Gir Draxon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
yep, thats the means of choosing that worries people. Suicide bombers? Okay if they must, but for the love of God don't build a shopping mall!
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al-Qa'bong
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posted 30 November 2003 04:15 AM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I'm sure you understand what you mean, Gir.
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Michelle
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posted 30 November 2003 02:53 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Gir, read for comprehension. al-Q was clearly trying to show that there are many other ways that Palestinians are protesting or trying to build resistance to the colonialist forces of Israel who are stealing their land, the latest tactic being the apartheid wal--er, oh, golly, sorry, FENCE.
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