- Title: LEBANON: Funeral takes place for Palestinian fighter killed in Iraq
- Date: 2nd April 2003
- Summary: AIN AL HILWEH, LEBANON (APRIL 1, 2003) (REUTERS) HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE GATHERING FOR FUNERAL OF PALESTINIAN WHO VOLUNTEERED TO FIGHT IN IRAQ WOMAN WAILING YOUNG MEN CARRYING COFFINS VIEW FROM TOP OF BUILDING, HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WAVING FLAGS MAN HOLDING PORTRAIT CROWD CARRYING COFFIN OLD WOMAN DRESSED IN BLACK CRYING PORTRAIT OF IRAQI LEADER SADDAM HUSSEIN AND PALESTINIAN LEADER YASSER ARAFAT CROWD AT FUNERAL YOUNG MAN HOLDING MACHINEGUN CROWD FOLLOWING COFFIN
- Embargoed: 17th April 2003 13:00
- Location: AIN AL HILWEH, LEBANON
- Country: Lebanon
- Topics: International Relations
- Reuters ID: LVA3YTL3RJU7WG64AWRCXC8QVW60
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- Story Text: A Palestinian fighter killed in Iraq has been buried back in his hometown in Lebanon.
A Palestinian fighter who was killed in Iraq was buried in Lebanon on Tuesday (April 1).
His body was taken back from Iraq to Lebanon. Hundreds of mourners gathered in the streets of Ain al Hilweh for the funeral. The mourners shouted anti-war slogans and paid homage to what they called a "martyr."
This is the first Palestinian casualty, part of a crowd of volunteers who have pledged to help Iraqis fight against the U.S-led war against Iraq.
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