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Israeli police demolish mosque
 
Action in Arab town in Negev, following a court order, prompts protest call by Muslim residents.Last Modified: 07 Nov 2010 17:31 GMT
 
Residents of Rahat began the construction of a new mosque shortly after Sunday’s demolition [Reuters] 

Israeli police have demolished a mosque in the Arab town of Rahat in the Negev desert.

The two-storey structure was knocked down before dawn on Sunday following a court ruling stating that it was built without a permit.

Police armed with clubs and shields surrounded the area as a bulldozer tore down the mosque.

Micky Rosenfeld, a police spokesman, said demonstrators trying to stop the demolition had thrown stones at the police, leading to two arrests.

Police fired tear-gas and rubber bullets at protesters, Yusuf Abu Jamer, a spokesman for the local branch of the Islamic Movement, said, describing the operation as “criminal and cowardly”.

“More than 5,000 policemen came here, and they demolished this large mosque … . During the last month hundreds and thousands of people from Rahat and the entire area came here,” Abu

Haiti fears spread of cholera

Health workers fear flooding caused by Hurricane Tomas could accelerate the spread of the disease.
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2010 14:25 GMT

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Drugs linked to brain damage 30 years ago

Nina Lakhani: Campaigners predict class action after failures to mount full-scale research into warnings.

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 Suu Kyi too hot for Asia’s most brutal regime to handle

Peter Popham: Suu Kyi has spent 15 of the past 20 years under arrest. Now her fate hangs in the balance………………………..

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 John Boehner’s links to lobbyists could be the chink in his political armour 

 In his battle against Barack Obama, the incoming Speaker of the House of Representatives faces Democratic attacks over his closeness to Washington’s power brokers……………………….

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