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WingNut
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posted 25 September 2004 11:43 PM      Profile for WingNut   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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Last Tuesday, at 3:30 in the afternoon, the telephone call came with the news that a permit had been given for the patient and her mother. F. set out for the roadblock with her mother. For hours she sat debilitated on the ground and waited. Finally she was called to go through the metal detector. The soldiers shouted to her from a distance that she had "something in her chest" and ordered her to strip in front of them. She stood there wearing only an undergarment, her mother burst out crying at the sight of her sick, humiliated daughter and the soldiers scolded her to shut up. Finally an officer came, reprimanded the soldiers and ordered F. to get dressed immediately.

F. has had a mastectomy.



Is there anything worse than being a young woman with cancer whose chances are slim? It turns out that there is - being a young Palestinian woman with cancer whose chances are slim.

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aRoused
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posted 26 September 2004 06:29 AM      Profile for aRoused     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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F.'s story is not exceptional, even if part of it is particularly shocking; there are hundreds of Palestinian patients in a similar condition and every injustice always has a security excuse. There is terror, everyone is only carrying out orders and they are going by the book. But a book that prevents medical treatment to dying patients, hassles them and humiliates them, is a wicked book, and a society in which only the metal detector speaks is a sick society.

PleasestoppostingantiSemiticstatementssuchasthis
thatseekonlytodestroyIsraelbyreferringtoitindemonic
imageryandthosePalestiniansshouldbegladtheybenefit
fromtheonlymodernlegalsystemandmedicalsystemav
ailableintheentireMiddleEast.

[ 26 September 2004: Message edited by: aRoused ]


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aRoused
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posted 27 September 2004 06:00 AM      Profile for aRoused     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
...crickets...

I guess I hit all of someone's talking points so they don't have anything to add.


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skdadl
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posted 27 September 2004 07:46 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
My heart goes out to that woman and her family. Anyone who has ever been seriously sick will know how desperate she and they would already have been feeling. The added torment of facing the IDF and a bureaucracy that simply toys with her would be more than I could bear.
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