Monday, June 06, 2005

3rd degree whisker burn 

A freed Palestinian prisoner from an Israeli jail (R) kisses his father after his arrival in Erez checkpoint north of the Gaza Strip June 2, 2005. Israel freed 400 Palestinian prisoners on Thursday in what Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has called an attempt to boost moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ahead of a Gaza withdrawal. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
Picture was snapped moments before rushing the recently released prisoner's father to the Yasser Arafat Memorial Whisker Burn Trauma Unit for emergency treatment. A Palestinian spokesman blamed shaving conditions in the Israeli prison for the sudden influx of relatives of recently released prisoners to the trauma unit. Amnesty International investigators already on the scene had no comment.
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