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December 19, 2001
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Yasser Arafat sounded a belligerent note during a speech in Ramallah. In a sharp departure from his call Sunday for Palestinians to halt attacks on Israel, Arafat said Tuesday that all Palestinians are martyrs who will “sacrifice ourselves for our holy places.” Arafat also told the crowd that the Palestinian people “are prepared to give 70 of our martyrs for every martyr of theirs in this campaign, because this is our holy land.”

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