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August 31, 2004
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Arun Gandhi urged Palestinians in Jordan to march into Israel, saying a confrontation with Israelis would be good publicity. Gandhi, grandson of the famous Mahatma, said a massive peaceful march of Palestinians to the locations of their ancestors’ homes in Israel would shock the world into taking notice if Israel ended up killing a couple hundred marchers, Reuters reported. “Maybe the Israeli army would shoot and kill several. They may kill 100. They may kill 200 men, women and children. And that would shock the world. The world will get up and say, ‘What is going on?’ ” Gandhi said in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Gandhi is on a solidarity visit to Palestinian-populated areas.

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