A US marine team in Yemen

The marines were flown in to Sanaa Friday as the anti-US Islamist ferment in Yemen and across the Middle East showed no sign of abating. West Bank and Jerusalem Palestinians joined the protest movement for the first time although Israel police prevented them from reaching the US consulate. In Cairo’s Tahrir Square, after Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi again appealed for restraint against foreign missions, protesters carried a giant poster of Osama bin Laden with the slogan: “Take care America, We have 1.5 billion bin Ladens.”

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