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Tinoire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-03 09:21 PM
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State sends bad check to peace activist shot by IDF
Last Update: 21/11/2003 00:38

State sends bad check to peace activist shot by IDF

By Arnon Regular, Haaretz Correspondent

A Defense Ministry check, sent "without any admission of liability by the State of Israel and/or the Ministry of Defense" to the family of a
International Solidarity Mission volunteer shot by an Israel Defense Forces soldier, bounced when the family tried to cash it earlier this week. The ISM volunteer was rendered incapacitated as a result of the gunshot wounds sustained last April.

The check for 8,370 pounds was sent to the family of Tom Hurndall, who was seriously wounded after being shot in the head by a soldier in the Rafah refugee camp. His family spent 17,000 pounds to take him home, and he has been hospitalized and connected to life-support machines ever since. A British court is slated to decide if he can be disconnected from the machinery, since his condition is irreversible.

British court is slated to decide if he can be disconnected from the machinery, since his condition is irreversible.

The check to the Hurndalls was accompanied by a brief letter signed by Israeli Ambassador Zvi Stauber and stating: "As agreed, please find
attached herewith a check in the amount of 8,370 pounds sterling to cover the repatriation costs of Mr. Tom Hurndall. The aforementioned
sum is paid as an ex gratia payment and without any admission of liability by the State of Israel and/or the Ministry of Defense as to Mr. Hurndall's injury."

<snip>

Family spokesman Carl Arndale said, "It is impossible to describe the anguish felt by the family after the incident with the check, an
incident that is only comparable to the behavior of the Israeli government ever since Tom was injured."

<snip>

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/363500.html

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GabysPoppy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-03 09:28 PM
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1. Too bad this paragraph was left out
"The Defense Ministry said Thursday night that
the check had bounced due to technical reasons
unrelated to the ministry, but that a military
attache in London would immediately rectify the
matter."

Had to be the copyright rules. It couldn't be because this might not fit the headline or it's implication.
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Tinoire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-03 10:19 PM
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2. Gee. Let's just see what the Bank said!
The problem was not technical, said National Westminster, but rather the account simply had insufficient funds.

How you have "insufficient funds" after

--- Who am I going to trust? The Bank of England or.... Hahahah!

How far will you go to defend

an incident that is only comparable to the behavior of the Israeli government ever since Tom was injured ??


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GabysPoppy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-21-03 12:35 AM
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3. I prefer to believe the Israeli spokesman
Seeing how there is nothing to gain by deliberately writing a check in a situation like this with the intention of bouncing it.

But since it comes from someone who sees everything that Israel does as wrong, your free to go as far as you want to accuse.
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Resistance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-22-03 07:10 AM
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4. Not only did the check bounce
But the amount doesn't even cover the cost to take the murdered son home.

I guess Israel has been over-spending in other "areas"?
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TimeLord Donating Member (122 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-22-03 01:06 PM
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5. I would have a thought with an allowance of,
$4 billion a year, that there would be sufficient funds. This doesn't seem like a technical error.

:shrug:
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Resistance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-26-03 06:55 PM
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6. well
They probably wrote a bad check on purpose, to show the Hurndall family they don't give a shit about their murdered son.
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