Middle East: Suspicion, Hate and Rising Fears

Arabs and Israelis duel from Lebanon to the Sinai

Covered by a rug and preceded by three men holding Palestinian flags, the empty coffin was carried slowly along the main street of the village of Beit Likya in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. "In spirit and blood we sacrifice you," murmured one of the 250 onlookers, as others shouted, "Palestine is Arab!" The ceremony was a mock funeral for Jihad Ibrahim Badr, 16, one of the two Palestinians killed during the Easter morning shooting on Jerusalem's Temple Mount....

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