More than 300 Streets Named for Shahids


A Funeral in Gaza

Our law is a Jordanian law that we inherited, which applies to both the West Bank and Gaza,
and sets the death penalty for those who sell land to Israelis.

- Yasser Arafat

Photo credit Associated Press

The largest crowd in 10 years gathered to bury Sheik Ahmed Yassin.  Thoughts of mourning were overwhelmed by declarations that his killing would give new impetus to anti-Israeli violence.

Source: The New York Times Tuesday 23 March 2004

For more photos of really large crowds (I like them - I don't know why), see also:

bulletVeiled Humour (in the Society and Culture section) - middle of the page, various Muslim assemblages...
bulletFreeing Lebanon - One week: pro-Syria, the next week: anti-Syria - which crowd was larger?
bulletHajj to Makkah - The biggest human spectacle in the world...
bulletThe EDSA Revolution - the 4-day popular revolution that peacefully overthrew Philippine President Joseph Estrada in January 2001...

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