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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - March 17, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba Winnipeg free March appeals Mark hostages fifth year Foury Earold daughter pleads for father Shes never known Beirut a Teffy Ander sons daughter pleaded for the father she loves but has never known to come Home the Day the american began his sixth year As a hostage in the journalists friends and colleagues som rely marked the anniversary with commemorations and prayers in new and yellow ribbons fluttered from signs and poles in Andersons Hometown of former hostages chained them selves to a tree in Paris to protest Andersons and pres ident Bush met Andersons sister and pledged to work for the hos tages poignant message but no message was As poignant As the one on television last night in in a Andersons four year old daughter Salome wearing a Green coat and Riding a bicycle Given to her at Christmas in Andersons i got the Bike for Christmas thank said who was bom 83 Days after Anderson was seized by a pro iranian shiite Muslim faction in i love you daddy come please come i love you come Send me to the she the video tape was made earlier in the week and shipped to the television stations in lebanese newspapers also published a letter yesterday signed us lome and from the girl and her Madeleine who wait in Cyprus for Andersons the world without god is not the its a Home without a husband or father is not a its the letter we Are in As much Only our living space is big Ger Here and it is shared by the i know you will keep i know you will never give until we meet again god bless we love the letter papers published the English text of the letter hoping that who did not know arabic when he was would be allowed to read is the chief Middle East correspondent for the associated he has been held longer than any of the 18 Western hostages in most of the others have been held at least three years and the prayers offered yesterday also were for the other hos the factions holding captives Are affiliated with the iranian backed or party of made up of pro iranian shiite a Hezbollah prayer speak ing at a rally in Lebanon said we in Hezbollah Are regarded As terrorists and kidnappers of inno cent people Israel and France taught us to they kid napped us and kidnapped thousands Bush remarks called Blunder Washington a Senate majority Leader George Mitchell accused president Bush yesterday of undermining the Middle East peace process by voicing opposition to new jewish settlements in East a More heavy handed Blunder is difficult to Mitchell Maine said in a statement issued by his the state ment also said Bush comment represented thoughtless insensitivity or conscious Bush earlier this week Dis missed suggestions that his com ments two weeks ago contributed to the fall of israels governing coalition and said he had merely reiterated longstanding but Mitchell said Bush state ment had hastened the downfall of prime minister Yitzhak Sha Mirs endangered israels Confidence in intentions and raised new obstacles in the difficult search for at a news conference March 3 in Palm listed East Jerusalem As among areas where the United states wants to see an end to new israeli the government has held the israeli settlements in occupied territory add to tensions and Are detrimental to peace but recent policy statements have focused on settlements in the West Bank and Gaza not mentioning East Mitchell said the remarks contributed to the recent Politi Cal crisis in Israel and have cast doubt upon americas intentions and role in promoting peace in the Middle at the state spokesman Margaret Tutwiler said the turmoil in Israel meant obviously there is a pause in moving the peace process but she added thursdays vote in the israeli parliament to Dis solve the government was being read by the administration As a focus on the peace Issue and the importance of moving in his otherwise harsh stat Mitchell gave the administration credit for trying to encourage Israel to accept a proposal to hold elections among palestinians in the occupied ter there had been a process of building Confidence and enhancing Trust among All Mit Chell president Bush comments have undermined that Trust is easily Shat Confidence can quickly Mitchell there was simply no reason to suddenly thrust into the forefront of debate the Issue of jewish israelis rights to live in East radicals urge War on Israel Amman a Muslim fundamentalists who hold the largest bloc in Jordans parliament urged Arab neighbors yesterday to drop peaceful efforts to end the Ara israeli dispute and instead take up military action against in a statement sent to the associated the Muslim brotherhood organization also urged arabs to destroy interests in the Middle and it threatened the soviet we Call on All arabs to drop the option of a peaceful Settle ment with and seriously return to the military option which was dropped by arabs in the statement we should prepare All the Arab males and to become an armed popular army that will convert every Inch of the palestinian land to become a bursting Volcano where jews will be the brotherhood movement made similar demands during novembers election its members captured almost two dozen of the 80 seats in Parlia ment far ahead of any rival faction but not enough to Domi Nate the the brotherhood electoral strength has had no effect on King Hussein moderate policy of Ara israeli which is based on israeli withdrawal from the territories it captured from Egypt and Syria in the 1967 ministers resignation demanded in arrest bid Beirut a lebanese prime minister Salim Hoss yesterday called on the Interior minister to resign Over a shooting outside the Central Bank that occurred when police tried to arrest the Banks Banks throughout Lebanon began a today strike to protest the arrest the Central Bank interrupted for eign Exchange operations a few minutes after a police patrol sent by Interior minister Elias Kha zen arrived at the Bank with a warrant to arrest Bank director Edmond sources at the Bank said the conflict began when Nairn refused to allocate million us that Khazen had requested for printing one Mil lion new lebanese a maronite has been a virtual prisoner in the Bank for two years due to fears for his the Bank is in Muslim West Bank employees surrounded the police to prevent the one employee was wounded when police shot in the air to try to disperse the the police left the building after Bank guards began shooting in the Banks said they intend to strike until the instigators Are brought to a government spokesman quoted Hoss As saying this aggression should not go the natural Way to achieve this is for the Interior minister to re the Muslim prime minis ter was quoted As telling presi Dent Elias Herawi by Anderson starts sixth year of our hostages Are More than the abduction of one american is the end of the but no one cares about the abduction of a whole a Sheik Mohammed Khatoun said As about sympathizers chanted islam cry of Allah Akbar the rally was called to mourn five Hezbollah fighters killed in a clash with israeli troops in South Lebanon on March Bush and his met privately yesterday with Andersons Peggy at the White House As relatives and supporters of hostages mounted a Vigil across the Street from the White former hostages Roger and Jeanpaul Kauffman chained in protest Bush told reporters he did not want to boost Hopes that hos tages in Lebanon might be freed it concerns me every Day in alive sometimes some times but i will do every thing i can to get those hostages out of Bush said before he and his wife Barbara met Anderson is held by islamic or islamic holy it has demanded the release of comrades jailed in Kuwait for bombing the and French embassies in december Louis president and Gen eral manager of the associated said at the at this Point the greatest gift we can give him is to press to not to find an honorable Way to get the Job if you know that what Hes Estee Lauder Estee Lauder research brings you time zone moisture 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