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Islamist women redraw Palestinian debate on rights

A veiled Alaa Awdeh, 18, attended a Hamas rally Wednesday in Nablus, West Bank.
A veiled Alaa Awdeh, 18, attended a Hamas rally Wednesday in Nablus, West Bank.
By Thanassis Cambanis
Globe Staff / January 21, 2006

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NABLUS, West Bank -- With her textured handbag, heavy mascara, and a veil revealing only her eyes, Alaa Awdeh sounds like the ultimate feminist. Women, she believes, should have equal rights in Palestinian society, especially the right to die in the armed struggle against Israel. (Full article: 1217 words)

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