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Middle Eastern-born Taymour Abdulwahab, who moved to Sweden from England with his wife and children in 1992, was killed in a blast in an apparent attempt to attack a Stockholm train station or department store after the explosive belt he was wearing went off prematurely, Swedish prosecutors said.
The 80-line poem, posted by Web administrators, praises Mr. Abdulwahab as a martyr, describing him as part of a larger campaign against Europe, though the writer said he had never met the man.
Hamas celebrates 23rd anniversary
GAZA CITY | Tens of thousands of Hamas supporters flocked to Gaza City Tuesday for a mass rally to boost support for the militant Palestinian group on its 23rd anniversary.
Streets, cars and buildings were adorned with Hamas’ trademark green, and huge crowds of flag-waving supporters clogged the streets to reach the rally, where Hamas leaders lauded the group’s history of fighting Israel.
“Hamas has not failed, Hamas has not collapsed,” Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh told the crowd. “Hamas did not fail to bring together government and resistance.”
Hamas often has been torn between its roots as a militant group seeking to destroy Israel and a local government responsible for providing services to 1.5 million Gazans.
Palestinian firefighters barred from Israeli fete
The 11 men planned to attend the event in northern Israel, where the fire raged earlier this month. The event was called off when three of them were refused entry.
Ahmad Tibi, an Israeli-Arab member of parliament and one of the event’s organizers, said Tuesday the army turned the Palestinians away on security grounds.
About 20 Palestinian firefighters joined the international effort against the blaze, which killed 43 people.
• From wire dispatches and staff reports
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