Thousands of Palestinians have marched to protest about the war in Iraq and urged Saddam Hussein to strike Israel with chemical weapons.
In the West Bank towns of Tulkarem and Tubas, nearly 4,000 Palestinians marched through the streets, holding posters of Saddam and waving Iraqi flags.
They stomped over Israeli and US flags placed on the ground.
“Strike, strike Tel Aviv with chemicals,” the crowds chanted in both towns. “Bush, the little one, you are a coward. The land of Iraq is not for you.”
In the West Bank city of Hebron, about 200 Palestinians marched in solidarity with Iraq. “With our blood, with our soul, we will redeem you Saddam,” they chanted as they waved Iraqi flags and posters of the Iraqi leader.
In the Gaza Strip, some 700 Palestinians took to the streets, waving Iraqi and Palestinian flags and calling for an end to the war on Iraq.
Demonstrator Fatima Mukhtar, 55, who wore a headband with the inscription “We Love Saddam,” said: “All of us believe that this is a time that America should be defeated and only he is capable of doing that and bringing back the hope and joy of thousands of families who are victims of Israeli and American terror.”