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  Updated: May 02, 2006

Marje Sistani tells Iraqis to protect Palestinian refugees

By: Ismail Zabeeh

HOLY NAJAF, Iraq: Al-Marje Al-Aala Grand Ayatullah Sayyed Ali As-Sistani has advised the authorities and his followers not to harm the thousands of Palestinian refugees living in Iraq.

"You should not harm the Palestinians, even those accused of crimes. The civilian authorities should protect the Palestinians and prevent attacks against them," said a letter from Ayatullah As-Sistani, which was released by his office in the holy city of Najaf.

In response to a request from a Palestinian rights group asking for his intervention to thwart an alleged wave of violence against Palestinians residing in Iraq, the Ayatullah wrote the letter.

Marjaiyah tells Iraq new govt priority tasks

HOLY CITY OF NAJAF, Iraq: Holy Najaf Marjaiyah has called for Iraq's Prime Minister-designate Nuri Al-Maliki to dismantle the deadly militias, disarm them, wipe out violence, give priority to facilitate Iraqi people and work for their interests and betterment.

  "Knowledge is better than wealth because it protects you while you have to guard wealth. it decreases if you keep on spending it but the more you make use of knowledge ,the more it increases . what you get through wealth disappears as soon as wealth disappears but what you achieve through knowledge will remain even after you."MORE ..  


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