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Sunday, December 25, 2005

Dusty trail to death

Gideon Levy, Haaretz, December 23:

"On Sunday morning of last week Mahmoud Shawara, a labourer, mounted his mule and set out from his home in the village of Nuaman to look for work in the neighbouring village of Umm Touba. At about 9 A.M., he was arrested by a Border Police unit that detains workers who do not have an entry permit to Israel every morning.

"The Border Police ordered Shawara to get into their jeep. He refused. He did not want to leave his mule unattended. At 9:30 his brother saw him for the last time, healthy and sound. At 4 P.M. a resident of Umm Touba named Mohammed Hamadan noticed a mule galloping toward the village and dragging something behind it. From a distance, Hamadan thought it might be scrap metal. As the mule came closer, Hamadan saw that it was dragging an injured, battered man. The mule, he says, was galloping down the slope and looked frightened. He stopped the animal and then discovered that the person being dragged across the ground was Mahmoud Shawara, from the neighbouring village, whom he knew well. Shawara's left hand was roped to the mule's neck. He was unconscious and barely breathing. His skull and face were smashed on the left side and blood was pouring from him. He managed to utter a few broken, unclear words or parts of words and then stopped breathing."

Also read this fascinating article by Amira Hass about the forthcoming Palestinian elections.


Blogger Ibrahamav said...

It is revolting what palestinians do to those they believe collaberated with a Jew.

Monday, December 26, 2005 3:31:00 am  
Blogger Edward Mariyani-Squire said...

Just another day in Israeli Paradise.

Monday, December 26, 2005 3:42:00 am  
Blogger Edward Mariyani-Squire said...

Ibrahamav said...
It is revolting what palestinians do to those they believe collaberated with a Jew.

Ibby, Ibby, Ibby. Don't you believe the ever-honest Israeli government. It "was a riding accident - Shawara tied himself to the mule, fell off it and was seriously injured". Surely you're not saying the Israeli government could be lying about something?

Monday, December 26, 2005 3:51:00 am  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

No idea, but you are a known antisemite. The odds are that you will press the case as if the Palestinians are actually telling the truth.

I, personally, don't know what happened. But Palestinians admit that they kill suspected collaberators (no trial, just a guess)

Monday, December 26, 2005 3:59:00 am  
Blogger orang said...

He fell, he fell. The soldiers went to help him and the mule ran away. What? Do you think we're animals?

Monday, December 26, 2005 6:09:00 am  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

So glad that you were there so that we now know what happened.

Monday, December 26, 2005 6:27:00 am  
Blogger uphillsprinter said...

"It is revolting what palestinians do to those they believe collaberated with a Jew."

you base this on....

Monday, December 26, 2005 12:29:00 pm  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

The number of suspected collaberators murdered by the palestinians

Monday, December 26, 2005 1:36:00 pm  
Blogger uphillsprinter said...

exactly nothing specific or relevant pertaining to this story

Monday, December 26, 2005 3:11:00 pm  
Blogger Edward Mariyani-Squire said...


Ibrahamav said... ...but you are a known antisemite.

Sticks and stones may break my bones but rambling nonsensical dribble from gutless loonies like Ibby hiding their caves on the dark side of the moon with Usama will never hurt me (or anyone else for that matter).


Ibby, the Israeli government told you what happened and yet your response is:

No idea .... I, personally, don't know what happened.

I take then that you don't believe the Israeli government on this matter. Have you lost your faith Ibby? If you don't have your faith Ibby, what do you have (apart from your poisonous bile, of course)? Lord knows, not facts or reasoned arguments.

Monday, December 26, 2005 5:34:00 pm  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

Anybody got a stick?

Uppy, nothing in the story stated the Israelis did anything to him.

Whatever the report said of the Government investigation, it didn't say how anyone knew what happened. Sounds like Palestinians tied a suspected collaberator to his ass. Like eddie is tied to his.

Monday, December 26, 2005 10:46:00 pm  
Blogger Edward Mariyani-Squire said...

Ibrahamav said...
Anybody got a stick?

I don't know why anyone would regard this as anything more than mildly amusing. You can't even weild an argument let alone a pitchfork.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005 12:54:00 am  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

Why would anyone take the stick comment as anything other than slightly amusing?

Tuesday, December 27, 2005 1:47:00 am  

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