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Palestine

Issue No. 1809

THE DEBATE at a Tower Hamlets council meeting in east London last week took an unusual turn. Campaigners took advantage of a little used procedure to table a motion calling for the council to officially 'twin' with the Palestinian town of Jenin.

Campaigners had collected thousands of signatures on a petition backing the motion, and won support from a wide range of local organisations. The ruling Labour group successfully moved a motion promising to report on the feasibility of the twinning at the next council meeting.


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International
Sat 20 Jul 2002, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1809
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