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Sheik Yassin and Me


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/sheik_yassin_and_me_20040326

As a journalist, I met Sheik Ahmed Yassin twice during my visits to the Gaza Strip. The first time was when I attended a military court hearing in 1984, when Yassin was sentenced to 13 years in prison for anti-Israel activities. Only a year later Yassin was released in a prisoner-exchange deal, and a few years after that I visited him at his home in Gaza. On both occasions I was left with the impression that this seemingly vulnerable quadriplegic was as strong as a rock, outwardly unmoved by the course of events.

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