No 13


The Political Scene (29 March 2004)

The assassination by Israel of the Hamas leader, Shaikh Ahmad Yasin, has been condemned everywhere except in the US. In Iraq, Ayatollah Sistani is threatening to boycott the UN if it endorses the countrys interim constitution. Visits to Tripoli by US envoy William Burns and British Prime Minister Tony Blair have underlined Libyas newfound international respectability.

Israel Assassinates Yasin

If assassinating Palestinians could...