American detained in the Russian CompoundWritten by David Ben-Ariel
Nobody arrested me. I was DETAINED when I faithfully reported to police office at 9 a.m. Monday morning, January 9, 1996 (day before my birthday) day after The Jerusalem Post published on their front page an article shedding light on what they were doing in dark.
After my initial interrogation of six and one half hours, Thursday before, I reported, as demanded, to police station Friday morning, Saturday morning, Sunday morning, and then Monday morning fellow who had actually been nice to me, he said his name was Moshe, was ordered to serve me a deportation order. He expected me to sign it and, APPALLED, I purposely dropped accursed paper from my hands and let it fall to floor where it belonged! I refused to sign it.
They put me in that dungeon called Russian Compound, built hundreds of years ago by Turks, and which has since been toured by Israeli parliament members saying it should be torn down! I was in a cell made for ten and at one time we had twenty one people in it, with mats lying all over floor and bed bugs crushed on walls and everyone but me (by grace of God) had welts on them from their bites!
We had one "bathroom" for all of us in that cell: it was a literal hole in floor, and shower pipe (no showerhead) was just over that hole, and a filthy sink, and everyone had to practically beg for toilet paper. I was there for over two weeks before being deported, after being brought before Jerusalem magistrate (who refused to release me, being represented by famous Israeli lawyer Naftali Warzberger), and later before Israel's High Court who agreed there was no reason I shouldn't have been set free, that there was no risk of flight, but now they were just going to deport me since my citizenship request was denied.
Global/Israeli Corruption!Written by Maureen Metcalf
What depth of blind insanity has inflicted itself upon Israel's politicians, and such as George W. Bush and Condoleeza Rice?!!?? So, in order to bring about disarray within ranks of those opposing Disengagement, a specially trained "Gestapo/KGB type" unit is to be deployed a week before Withdrawal begins, to totally disarm "settlers," and to drag protest leaders from their beds in middle of night.. It would appear then, that authorities have identified who protest leaders are, where they reside, and magnitude of their "threat" to Withdrawal! Obviously, they expect a great deal of resistance! I hope their prediction is accurate! The resistance must become even more organized, so that everyone knows what they must do, regardless of whether protest leaders are incarcerated or not! What they fail to comprehend, is that those apprehended will in fact become hero's, strengthening resolve and bravery of anti-withdrawal folk. But what is worrisome, is fact that police and military heavy-handed tactics are being proposed at all! Ariel Sharon obviously feels residents of Gush Katif and Shomron are now to be considered enemies of Israel, and are to be treated as such! But while he gives orders to incarcerate peaceful Israeli citizens who love Land, guns are being awarded to enemy PA, to "encourage them." Disarm and incarcerate law-abiding, loyal citizens, and arm their enemies!! Did Sharon and his henchmen have an identity swap while they were sleeping one dark night? Have they been switched to become "Palestinians?" Or is it perhaps what they have been eating for breakfast? How does one win, or avert, a war? Apparently, strategy is to disarm your own citizens who have indicated by both word and action that they will not resort to violence against their own officials, to make certain they cannot defend themselves, even against true enemies such as hostile terrorist Palestinians, who everyone now agrees may use Withdrawal proceedings to stage attacks. Terrorize innocent families in middle of night. And, at same time, "encourage" real enemies by arming them! Now, that's a novel way to defeat one's enemies!! After all, enemies need all "encouragement" they can get!! Right? Oh yes!! Inform everyone that PA has become peaceful in intent, because atrocities have "slowed-down," even though they have still not taken decisive steps to permanently disarm terrorists. Even one rocket attack, one bombing attempt, one suicide mission plot, is still an act of terror! Since so-called cease-fire agreement of Sharm el Sheik, attacks have continued! Would someone like to please enlighten us as to what constitutes a cease-fire?