Palestinians Campaigning for Obama

Palestinian Media Watch

PA Daily:

Palestinians campaigning for Obama
By Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook

PA daily reports that Gaza residents are randomly calling American homes trying to convince Americans to support Barack Obama for president.

The following is the story in the PA daily:

“23 year old [Palestinian] Ibrahim Abu Jayyab sits by the computer in the Nusairat refugee camp [in the Gaza Strip] trying to call American citizens, in order to convince them to vote for the Democratic candidate for president, Barack Obama…

Most of the Palestinians feel hatred towards USA, whose administrations have always stood by Israel…

Abu Jayyab’s idea is to make telephone calls to American citizens through Internet sites that allow making free calls… in order to use them [to make phone calls] for the campaign supporting Obama. Abu Jayyab says: We dial random numbers and try to call people without knowing their identity or their affiliation…

He said that a large number of Palestinians dislike their activity… [those] who do not see any difference between the American politicians, because of the hostility that they feel towards America. But his hope is that their activity will have some impact [in support of Obama].”

[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 26, 2008]

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