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posted 28 May 2004 04:10 AM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Zacharia Zubeidi: The marked man

For the 28-year-old Zubeidi is the Jenin head of the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the armed Palestinian faction linked to Yasser Arafat's Fatah, and one of the highest-profile armed militants in the West Bank. He rose to local prominence in the battle that came after Israeli tanks rolled into the Jenin refugee camp in April 2002, and which left 52 Palestinians - including one of his five brothers - and 23 Israeli soldiers dead.

"I have many qualifications for this job. I had two martyrs in my family. I am an ex-prisoner. I have two brothers in prison. My house was demolished. I have been wounded. I am a good fighter. I was the only leader to oppose the hudna [last summer's brief and uneasy ceasefire by the armed factions]. I am against corruption. And I am bankrupt."

[ 28 May 2004: Message edited by: Cueball ]

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