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Activists Give $1,500 To Gunman’s Family

Sun., March 30, 1997

Religious and political activists donated $1,500 on Saturday to the family of a Jordanian soldier who gunned down seven Israeli schoolgirls earlier this month.

Defying a police ban, eight men visited the home of Ahmed Daqamseh in the village of Ibdir, about 95 miles north of the capital Amman.

The activists are affiliated with leftist and Muslim fundamentalist groups that vehemently oppose the 1994 peace treaty with Israel.

They want to underscore their stance by lending support to the gunman, who opened fire March 13 on Israeli girls on a school field trip, killing seven and wounding six.

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