Thursday, February 02, 2006

A Warm Fatah Welcome 

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas waits with a warm greeting for the arrival of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the West Bank city of Ramallah January 30, 2006. Abbas hoped Merkel could offer him some clue as to why in recent elections Palestinians avoided voting for his Fatah party, instead electing rival party Hamas on a platform of a strong fight against corruption, increase garbage collection efficiency, and more enthusiastic Jew-killing. REUTERS/Oleg Popov

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