Monday, January 23, 2006

Palestinians Vote for "Hitler"

Roub has carried the nickname "Hitler" since he was 16. It was given to him by a school chum and has shown no desire to shake it.

JENIN, West Bank The candidate's name is Jamal Abu Roub, but everyone here calls him Hitler because, well, that is the name he has answered to quite comfortably since he was a teenager.Roub, 40, is a leader of the militant Al Aksa Martyrs Brigades in this turbulent corner of the West Bank and has spent the past five years leading his ragtag band of gunmen in frequent clashes with the Israeli military. Roub's deeds include hauling a Palestinian suspected of collaborating with Israel and of molesting his own daughters into a town square, where the man was shot to death.Now Roub is a candidate for the Palestinian Parliament and is virtually assured of winning a seat in elections Wednesday. He is wanted by Israel, and therefore does not appear at rallies, yet this seems only to have bolstered his reputation.



Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

These are the kindsa things u read about in horror books..Good Lord.

February 01, 2006  

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