‘Taliban’ in Palestinian cities

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 | 
Divisions are growing between secular Arabs and Moslem fundamentalists in Palestinian areas of Judea and Samaria. First, Islamic militant gunmen in the Nablus broke up a performance by a top Palestinian pop singer. Then, the council in the town of Kalkilya, run by the Islamic terrorist group Hamas, cancelled a performance by the same singer there. Merchants are angry because they're losing business. And the Palestinian Authority and secular Palestinians are worried--they fear Palestinian cities are looking more and more like a Taliban regime.

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