How to make friends and influence people, IDF style...


By Stanley Walinets
July 28, 2011
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Here's an interesting Press release I received yesterday. Comments, anyone?

"From The Freedom Theatre Foundation, Jenin, Palestine
04.46 (gmt+2), July 27, 2011

Special Forces of the Israeli Army attacked the Freedom Theatre in Jenin Refugee Camp at approximately 03:30 this morning. Ahmad Nasser Matahen, a night guard and technician student at the theatre woke up by heavy blocks of stone being hurled at the entrance of the theatre. As he opened the door he found masked and heavily armed Israeli Special Forces around the theatre.

Ahmed says that the army threw heavy blocks of stone at the theatre, “they told me to open the door to the theatre. They told me to raise my hands an forced me to take my pants down. I thought my time had come, that they would kill me. My brother that was with me was handcuffed. “

The location manager of The Freedom Theatre, Adnan Naghnaghiye was arrested and taken away to an unknown location together with Bilal Saadi a member of the board of The Freedom Theatre. When the general manager of the theatre Jacob Gough, from the UK, and the co--‐founder of the theatre Jonatan Stanczak, from Sweden, arrived to the scene they were forced to squat next to a family with four small children surrounded by about 50 heavily armed Israeli soldiers.

Jonatan says: “Whenever we tried to tell them that they are attacking a cultural venue and arresting members of the theatre we were told to shut up and they threatened to kick us, I tried to contact the civil administration of the army to clarify the matter but the person in charge hung up on me. “

For more information please contact:
Jacob Gough at +972 (0)59 534 83 91
Jonatan Stanczak at +972 (0)54 391 57 08

Email:
jonatan.stanczak@gmail.com
jacob

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Advis3r

Thu, 07/28/2011 - 10:35

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You're behind the times it was posted a day or so ago by someone else.


amber

Thu, 07/28/2011 - 11:11

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sure walinets, I'm sure that's the whole story - not that you're partisan or anything.


Harvey

Thu, 07/28/2011 - 12:19

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Link me to where you expressed your disgust when juliano mer khamis ,theatre director ,was murdered by a Palestinian hit squad .


Real Real Zionist

Thu, 07/28/2011 - 16:43

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Hit squads don't claim to be western democracies or to " share our values "


Joe Millis

Thu, 07/28/2011 - 20:30

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ROFLMAO. Anyone can invent names - and you have to admit that Norman Cohen is fairly common. Actually, one of our neighbours in Rehovot is called Norman Cohen and he's from Leytonstone originally. Nice guy and a very good architect, actually. Real settlers don't call themselves as such because they think that it's temporary. They don't even call where they live hitnachluyot (settlements), preferring instead yishuvim. So, mate, pull the other one. It's got bells on it.


Stanley Walinets

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 09:14

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(1) Advis3r 28 July, 2011: "You're behind the times it was posted a day or so ago by someone else."

Dear me, Advis3 - I wuz a day or so late! That makes what they did alright then...

(2) Harvey 28 July, 2011: "Link me to where you expressed your disgust when juliano mer khamis ,theatre director ,was murdered by a Palestinian hit squad."

I certainly felt disgust when I read of it, Harvey. I wouldn't defend whoever that 'hit squad' was, or justify them. They have their murderous fanatics, same as we do...

(3) Joe Millis, 28 July: "ROFLMAO. Anyone can invent names - and you have to admit that Norman Cohen is fairly common......" etc etc.

Sorry Joe - I think you must have intended this for someone else - none of the names you mention appear in my posting....

(4) In my posting I accidentally left out the email address of Jacob Gough, at the end. Here it is, in case anyone wants to question him direct about his report:-

jacob


Stanley Walinets

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 09:20

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Oops! I don't know what's happened here - I inserted Jacob Gough's email address in my posting two minutes ago but it's been ommitted. Have I broken some site rule perhaps? If I have, please forgive me, Sitemaster. But here it is again, just in case my computer hiccupped at the last minute:-

jacob


Stanley Walinets

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 09:22

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Oh. It's been omitted again. Oh well - perhaps Mr Sitemaster could explain?

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