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Swiss Reporter Forced to Strip at Gaza Checkpoint

Nevermind the gawking IDF soldiers and the multiple strategically placed high definition movie cameras, we were just trying to protect ourselves!
A Swiss journalist was forced by private security personnel to strip down to her underwear and pass through an x-ray machine at the Erez crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip six times on Friday.

The security check was carried out by private security personnel but Israel Defense Forces soldiers were securing the border terminal and therefore looking on at the time.

The Foreign Press Association in Israel issued a statement Saturday condemning the incident.

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The FPA is demanding an explanation regarding the incident, and said the reporter, Karin Wenger, was unnecessarily humiliated and delayed.

"In light of security warnings in the Strip, meticulous inspections are necessary at the crossing. We regret the distress that the journalist experienced. A meeting will be held to determine whether the security checks can be improved," a Defense Ministry spokeswoman said Saturday.

She went on to say that according to regulations at the crossing, only female security personnel check women, and males search men.

The Defense Ministry has been responsible for securing the Erez crossing since January; security checks are conducted by a civilian company that won the tender and security is provided by IDF soldiers.
Sounds like the private security contractors advising the US military in Iraq.

7 Comments:

At Thursday, May 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure there are alot of folks in America burning down the highway trying to find pictures of this chick. "6 TIMES!!?" "She must be hot!" The American porn industry is probably gonna start up a new format, X-ray sex.

 
At Thursday, May 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

XXX-Ray does Dallas.

 
At Thursday, May 18, 2006, Anonymous Robert S. Finnegan said...

CIA, MOSSAD and U.S. Military now target jourmalists in a different manner.

Woe to the journalist allergic to latex.

 
At Thursday, May 18, 2006, Blogger qrswave said...

anons, very funny guys! (assuming you're both guys)

I don't think she thought it was funny at all. I know I wouldn't.

hey robert, nice site!

 
At Thursday, May 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am shaking my had reading the comments posted … Either you people are brain dead or/and working for Israel . Wake up !

 
At Friday, May 19, 2006, Anonymous Khattab said...

And this was only the reported incident. I wonder how many Palestinian Women have to endure this humiliation.

 
At Friday, May 19, 2006, Blogger qrswave said...

khattab, I thought the same thing.

 

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