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Where Lack Of Spellcheck = Checkpoint

checkpointThis next story was meant for bloggers..and seems to have been written by a ToI writer who thinks he/she is a blogger.

An unfortunate typo in a young Palestinian’s identity card has nearly caused him to blow his fuse. When 25 year old Iyhab Sawalha was born, a hospital secretary mistakenly typed an “r” instead of “y” on the baby’s birth certificate, changing his official name to “Irhab,” which, in Arabic, means terrorist.

Iyhab, a resident of the West Bank city of Nablus, has been stopped and questioned countless times by IDF soldiers at checkpoints, the young man’s father told Palestinian News Agency Ma’an.

“One day they stopped a bus-load of passengers for hours because Iyhab was one of them,” said Jamal Sawalha. Sawalha, a construction worker, claimed he had even been denied access to Israel as a result of his son’s name.

“I admit I should have corrected that error earlier,” Sawalha told the news agency

Reminds me of this classic:

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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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