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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:05 PM
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Family: State ignores kidnapping of Israeli-Arab
Riad al-Luah, Israeli citizen, abducted in Gaza last week during family visit in Strip. Relatives outraged that State does nothing to promote his release

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3321636,00.ht...

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"Muwafak Mansur, a resident of the Arab town of Tira, lashed out at the Israeli government Monday for failing to deal with the kidnapping of his father-in-law Riad al-Luah, who was kidnapped in Gaza four days ago.

No news has been received from al-Luah since his abduction, and some of his relatives are still in the Strip, making efforts to press local authorities to resolve the matter.

"Where are all the organizations? Where is the government? Where is the Knesset? An Israeli citizen has been kidnapped and no one does anything about it," Mansur charged."

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"Mansur complained that the State, the army, and the Arab Knesset members were not exerting pressure on the Palestinian Authority and the Israeli government to act for the release of the hostage and enable his family to return home.

"Had it been a Jewish Israeli or a foreign citizen, the world would have jumped through hoops to get them freed. But because it is an Arab citizen, no one cares. Neither the District Coordination Office, nor the IDF nor any other authority is interested. We were not informed of anything that goes on," Mansur stated."
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breakaleg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:18 PM
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1. And Jewish and Arab citizens are treated the same in Israel? right.
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pelsar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 01:44 AM
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2. willful ignorence or something else?
Edited on Tue Oct-31-06 01:45 AM by pelsar
there is a difference in kidnappings when its israeli civilians vs army personal....perhaps it would be appropriate to read up on the history or ask before typing?

if its not ignorence or "lack of knowledge"...perhaps you can enlighten me as how one should describe a comment that has little basis in facts or history?

(it would mean that before you type, what seems to be your instinctive reaction, you would have to do some research....you can start with azzam azzam)
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Englander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 04:51 AM
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4. All Israelis are equal.
Some are more equal than others.

/Orwell.
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pelsar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 06:26 AM
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5. what a racist statement....
expecting israel to be better than England, or France or the US.....
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 06:28 AM
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 01:50 AM
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3. Hmmm.
If Israel intervenes, then it is possible the Israeli Arab will be seen as a 'collaborator' with the "Zionist Empire" and executed. Furthermore, why should the Israeli government intervene at this point? It appears this is a "family" issue. While governments have been known to get involved when their citizens are kidnapped abroad, there are occasions, when it is not political, that they will not get involved. This is the responsibility of the PA. They (the PA police) should be investigating why this man was taken. Since no word has been released, one can assume this is not "political." It could be, but generally, given the recent spate of kidnappings, the kidnappers are usually pretty quick to make it known who they are and what their demands are. This does not seem to be the case here. It is also not to say that it is possible that Shin Bet is looking into this, as that would be the more appropriate body to be involved.

Hopefully, like the others recently kidnapped, he will be released unharmed.
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sabbat hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 11:55 AM
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7. there is also the fact that
the Israeli Arab was kidnapped in Gaza four days ago. since Gaza is supposed to be under the control of the PA, arent they the ones who should be helping get this person back? Why was this person in hostile territory? if he was kidnapped on israeli soil then i think israel would be responding.

of course if it was an israeli jew that was kidnapped in gaza, there would be an outcry of why was that person there.
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