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Palestinian patriarch offers bride to shoe-throwing Iraqi journalist

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(JTA) – A Palestinian patriarch offered a bride to the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President Bush.

Ahmad Salim Judeh, whose clan is based in the West Bank town of Nablus, said Muntadar al-Zeidi could have one of the clan’s daughters as his bride if he so wished, the Associated Press reported on Friday. Judeh, 75, also offered $30,000 toward al-Zeidi’s defense. His clan numbers 500.

Al-Zeidi has been detained since Sunday, when he threw his shoes at Bush during a press conference.

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