Sunday, March 19, 2006

The Truth Be Told

The London Times lets us know what a Pal. jail is like:-


Monitors complained that Saadat, Shobaki and the four other “special” prisoners were given the run of the compound by Palestinian guards

They were not “locked down” at night

They were never separated from the 300 other prisoners

They had mobile phones and computers; Shobaki ordered the monitors’ phone jammers to be turned off

They had up to 90 visitors a week and used other prisoners “as domestic staff”

Saadat kept birds and had a big book collection

Inmates and guards referred to Shobaki as “brigadier”. He smoked up to five Cuban cigars a day

and this:-

Cigars, birds, flowers and servants — life inside Jericho jail
by Stephen Farrell

Palestinian terrorist suspects are said to have served their time in style before the bulldozers arrived

BRITAIN...paint[ed] a portrait of a jail controlled by inmates living in luxury.
Palestinian guards confirmed yesterday that Ahmed Saadat, a leading militant captured by Israeli troops in the raid, kept birds and flowers in his quarters. Western officials said that Saadat in effect used other prisoners as “domestic staff”.

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It followed reports by monitors that the six prisoners had access to computers, mobile phones and were not “locked down” at night. The monitors said that they were forbidden to search cells and that mobile phone jammers were switched off.

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