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In Israel:

A Palestinian man has been convicted of rape after having consensual sex with a woman who had believed him to be a fellow Jew.

Sabbar Kashur, 30, was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Monday after the court ruled that he was guilty of rape by deception. According to the complaint filed by the woman with the Jerusalem district court, the two met in downtown Jerusalem in September 2008 where Kashur, an Arab from East Jerusalem, introduced himself as a Jewish bachelor seeking a serious relationship. The two then had consensual sex in a nearby building before Kashur left.

When she later found out that he was not Jewish but an Arab, she filed a criminal complaint for rape and indecent assault.

Juan Cole points out the history of similar ugliness in the United States.

That’s some pretty ugly racism going in Israel. It wasn’t about his looks or his intellect. Just the fact that he was an Arab.

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Written by geek

23/07/2010 at 1:16 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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