Source Pravda.Ru

Sickness at Arafat’s HQ

The Israeli Defence Force has decided to ignore a UN resolution instructing its forces to pull back to its positions before September 2000. Meanwhile, the first cases of sickness appear inside the Palestine Authority Headquarters in Ramallah, due to non-existent sanitary conditions.

250 people crammed together, sleeping on the floor and eating tinned fish. The toilets are blocked. Diarrhoea and vomiting begin to break out among those inside. Claude Leostic, French human rights activist, declared to France Presse, quoted by Brazilian news service IG, that “Each person has a restricted physical space, less than one square metre per person”. She claims to be in permanent contact with those inside.

Timothy BANCROFT-HINCHEY PRAVDA.Ru