Middle East Frustration Springs Eternal

One family's struggle shows why the intifadeh burns on

December 1987 to December 1988, a heavy toll: 318 Palestinians killed by Israeli soldiers, eleven Israelis dead, more than 7,000 Palestinians injured, 15,000 arrested, 12,000 jailed and 34 deported.

For the cause, the sons of Palestine are ready to die. That simple but powerful fact keeps the intifadeh going strong a year after it erupted in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. Khaled Tbeilah, 14, who worked in a candy factory to help feed his family when he was not throwing stones at Israeli patrols, became one of the most recent Palestinian "martyrs" on Oct. 18, when a plastic bullet...

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