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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Ahmed Sa'adat sues the British government

This is hysterical.

I assume that most of you recall Israel's raid on the Jericho prison back in March, in which the 'Palestinian' inmates had to strip down to their skivvies and were 'humiliated.' For those of you who have forgotten, go here.

One of the main targets of that raid was Ahmed Sa'adat, who was accused of being behind the assassination of Rechavam Ze'evi. Now, Sa'adat is suing the British government for pulling its wardens out of the Jericho prison, which was what perpetrated the Israeli raid.

Attorney Kate Maynard said she had filed papers on behalf of Ahmed Saadat alleging his 'human rights' had been violated.

The Foreign Office said it was aware the legal claim had been lodged. A High Court judge (I assume that's the British High Court and not the Israeli one) will decide whether the case can proceed.

Saadat was accused by Israel of masterminding the 2001 assassination of Tourism Minister Rehavam Zeevi. He was arrested by the 'Palestinian police,' though never charged, but was held in the Jericho jail anyway, partly to protect him from being targeted by Israel.

Four terrorists seized with Saadat are being tried by Israel for Zeevi's murder, but attorney general Mazuz ruled there was insufficient evidence charge Saadat. He is awaiting trial by an Israeli military court on several other terrorism-related charges.

May the helicopters get him soon.


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