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  1. Neill Francis 17/08/2014 — 10:55

    a Dutch lawyer now retired, who had been granted a medal from the Israeli Government for his services to the Jewish people, returned it this week, because one of their rockets exploded on his grand nephew’s house, killing the entire family. Some people are standing up to the unlawful Israeli bombings of Gaza. I don’t know why they didn’t have sensors along their wall to detect any tunnels, this would have saved many lives, because they used the tunnel excuse to bomb Gaza. They have decided to do it now, but too late for the victims. This technology is nothing new.

    Dutch nonagenarian returns Righteous Among the Nations medal after six relatives killed in Gaza
    Henk Zanoli, who helped save a Jewish child from deportation to concentration camps, said holding on to the medal would be an ‘insult to the family.’
    By Amira Hass | Aug. 15, 2014

    A 91-year-old Dutch man who was declared a Righteous Among the Nations for saving a Jew during the German occupation on Thursday returned his medal and certificate because six of his relatives were killed by an Israeli bombing in the Gaza Strip last month.

    In 2011, the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum declared Henk Zanoli and his late mother, Johana Zanoli-Smit, Righteous Among the Nations for having saved a Jewish child, Elhanan Pinto, during the Nazi occupation of Holland. Pinto, born in 1932, was hidden by the Zanoli family from the spring of 1943 until the Allies liberated Holland in 1945. His parents perished in Nazi death camps.


    1. Thanks Neill. I never read that but then I’m so far behind with the news at the moment but this is so interesting I’ll cut and paste this as a guest blog from you, that’s if Ican work out how to do that othewise I shall just have to post it and acknowledge your contribution.


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