Nov. 22, 2006 17:25
Nun and priest join Palestinians as human shields
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
An American priest and nun camped out Wednesday at a Palestinian
terrorist's home that Israel has targeted for destruction, the
first foreigners to join a weeklong standoff between Palestinian
"human shields" and the IAF.
Father Peter Dougherty, 65, and Sister Mary Ellen Gundeck, 55,
both Michigan-based peace activists, said they were sent by God
to help protect the Palestinians. The pair arrived Wednesday
morning at the family home of Mohammed Baroud, a terror operative
involved in rocket attacks on Israel, and said they would stay
for several hours.
Dougherty and Gundeck said they had visited several of the houses
under threat on Tuesday, and on Wednesday reached Baroud's
three-story home. "It is wrong for Israel to bomb people's
houses," Dougherty said. "We are here in solidarity, and to try
communicate to the world what is really going on."
The nun and priest, dressed in shirts and pants, said they were
staying for several hours at each of the targeted houses. They
were warmly welcomed by Ahmed Baroud, the terror operative's brother.
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