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In a speech Friday announcing the statehood bid, Abbas repeated the Arabic word "silmiya," or peaceful, a motto of the Egyptian revolution earlier this year, and warned that violence would "highlight the negative and distract attention from the positive."
Walls there read "silmiya," or peaceful, recalling similar slogans in Syria.
Farag: Yes, actually after he finished the Friday prayers he tells me that they got out of the mosque and they started marching in the streets, shouting “Peaceful, peaceful” or silmiya, silmiya in Arabic”, to be surprised by the security forces attacking them with the stones and the sticks.