The Murder of Mahmoud al-Mughrabi

Against the Current, No. 1, January/February 1986

IN PAIN AND sorrow, we learn at this late date that our friend Mahmoud al-Mughrabi was killed by the Israeli Air Force during its October 1 bombing raid on Tunisia. Mahmoud was born in Jerusalem in 1960. By the age of 16 he had already been under detention 12 times, and he was one of the first who dared to speak in public about the methods of interrogation of Palestinian detainees used by the General Security Services in Israel. He then gave his consent to being publicly identified as an informant for the memorable expose’ of torture in Israel which appeared in the London Sunday Times of June 19, 1977. In 1984 he managed to escape to Jordan after years of increasingly marginal existence under steadily deteriorating conditions of the military occupation.

Jewish friends of the deceased:
Evelyn Amar
Witold Jedlicki
Israel Shahak
Aurora Yaacov
Sue Narodowski
Leah Tsemel
Michael Varshavsky
Sophie Amar
Ronnie Heymann
Jerusalem, October 25, 1985

Note: This memorial notice has been repeatedly confiscated by Israeli military censorship to prevent its publication in the Arab newspapers in East Jerusalem. It is a particularly tragic evidence of the political and human rights situation for Palestinians under occupation.

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