reply to post by Wrabbit2000
(i wrote this just after your post etc but family biz delayed me hitting reply by about an hour, dont have time to look at subsequent replies)
well i see myself as just a layman when it comes to palestinian and israeli issues, though the organisation i work for has educational links to both
nations and i have personnal colleagues from israel as well as young clients from palestine so i do appreciate how entangled the whole situation is,
not just from the MSM or ats for example.
Woodhead certainly does seem a prominent activist from the info in your link (thank you for posting it), though it is interesting to note..
Woodhead, had previously been one of the six activists who broke into the Brighton factory of EDO-MBM Technology and, after barricading themselves
in, proceeded to damage around £200,000 worth of manufacturing equipment. Following a month-long trial in Lewes in summer 2010, they were cleared of
charges of criminal damage after satisfying the court that they had lawful excuse by preventing war crimes; due to the company´s proven supply of
exclusively-made equipment used by the Israeli military in the December 2008 to January 2009 offensive in the Gaza Strip. Prior to his time in
Palestine, Woodhead had been a first aid trainer with the British Red Cross in his city of residence, Bristol.
which does not paint him in a bad light, in my eyes at least.
he may not be too worried about being questioned by special branch, not just due to his previous experience with the courts as above,..
Upon his return to the UK, Woodhead is reasonably expected to be detained for questioning by Special Branch under Schedule VII powers provided
within the Anti-Terrorism Act 2000. This is in line with the recent experiences of two researchers from Corporate Watch, campaign affiliates of
Woodhead through Smash EDO. They were quizzed on a variety of personal and non-violent campaigning-related matters with no relation to any ongoing
criminal proceedings and no further action taken in either case
as we all know, being questioned by TPTB about terrorism does not mean one is a terrorist, or indeed that one can expect fair treatment.
as to him being assaulted by an IDF soldier etc..
Last Friday´s demonstration, as customary, began with approximately 150 walking up the road towards the colonial-settlement Qedumim, where the
earthmound sits further along. The protestors were forced back into Kafr Qaddum with stun grenades, teargas and rubber-coated steel bullets
several border police officers burst out of a vacant building where they had been hiding and grabbed who they could of the surprised protesters
running past them. Along with two Palestinians, Belal Fathi Jomaa (22) and Nayif Khalel Jomaa (17), Woodhead was arrested by three officers during
which he was hit with a rifle butt, whilst one of the Palestinians was photographed being hit in the back of the head with a rock by one officer.
During his arrest Tom was blindfolded and punched twice in his face. Border police ‘played’ with their guns making noises while he was blindfolded
to scare him
i know i have posted a lot from your link, but obvs some peeps just skim threads, and i thought there was valuable info present, and it was worth
posting. one last bit
The teenager is being held in Megiddo prison, where Arafat Jaradat was lethally tortured during interrogation a few days ago. The other
Palestinian is interned in Huwara military base; whilst Woodhead is currently being transferred to detention by the Israeli Interior Ministry as part
of his deportation ordeal. No evidence has been presented of any wrong-doing and this, ISM maintains, is due to the Israeli government not wanting any
outside scrutiny of the recent upsurge of violent oppression in the West Bank.
by "the teenager", i am left assuming they are referring to Nayif Khalel Jomaa (17) in the last but one ex text.
i admire and respect that you posted an islamic source for further info, wrabbit
obvs if someone were to find a source from israel we may have a
really balanced pic