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Cry Me A River

The family of one of the palestinian prisoners released for Gilad Shalit wants to sue Israel – for causing him to become mentally unstable. And kidney stones.

The family of a released Palestinian prisoner is seeking to file a lawsuit against the Israeli prison administration after he became mentally unstable after 12 years of isolation in jail.

Oweida Kallab, 48, was released after 24 years but he spent half that time in isolation, the family says. The experience has left him with severe psychological issues and unable to adapt to life outside.

His brother Awad told UFree, a European prisoners’ rights network: “My brother has a problem sitting on a chair – he adjusts his body as though he is squatting – after more than a decade in isolation in a tiny space.”

Oweida has undergone medical tests which revealed he has a stomach ulcer, a hernia and kidney stones, UFree reported.

This is a guy who received one life sentence. I’m guessing it wasn’t for stealing a loaf of bread. So excuse me if I don’t believe he is any less mentally stable now, nor for lacking sympathy about his kidney stones.

Heck, his ailments might just make him less likely to commit terror again.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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