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Impostor Lures Activist to Israeli Police StingBonnie King Salem-News.com
An interview with Frank Romano conducted by renowned documentary film director Guy Davidi.
(SALEM, Ore.) - An interview with Frank Romano has been released, a precursor to the larger story, conducted by renowned documentary film director Guy Davidi.
Guy Davidi and Emad Burnat co-directed the film â5 Broken Camerasâ which was nominated for a 2013 Academy Award and won the 2013 International Emmy Award. It also won a 2012 Sundance Film Festival award, as well as the Golden Apricot at the 2012 Yerevan International Film Festival and Armenia, for Best Documentary Film.
Activist Romano's work in Palestine and Israel is discussed, and in particular, the attempts by himself along with other activists to prevent the destruction of âAl Khan al Ahmar,â the Bedouin village.
Romano warns Netanyahu of the strong ICC case against him as a âwar criminal,â especially if he destroys âAl Khan al Ahmar!â
In fact, many believe the âRegulation Lawâ directly violates the Fourth Geneva Convention, and will be grounds for a case against Israel in The Hague. The âRegulation Lawâ allows for the seizure of private Palestinian property, in an effort to retroactively legalize settlements built on stolen land.
The Palestinian village of Khan al Ahmar is at imminent risk of demolition because it is located near Jerusalem on land between an Israeli settlement and one of its elite suburbs.
Simply put, Israel's plan would link the Israeli settlements with West Jerusalem, and completely cut off Palestinian access to Jerusalem.
The residents of Khan al Ahmar were forcibly relocated to this area in 1951 from the village of Tel Arad in Israelâs Negev Desert. The residents are mostly Bedouin, who make their living by herding livestock.
Today, the village has 160 structures including a school, clinic, mosque, and many homes. The school serves nearly 200 students, including many girls, from the village and surrounding area.
Romano describes his arrest, imprisonment in Jerusalem, and his eventual release. He explains why he was later forced to go underground in Ramallah, a city controlled by Palestinian police, to avoid arrest by Israeli police.
Romano was lured out of Ramallah to return to âAl Khan al Ahmar,â in Area C which is controlled by Israeli police, on February 23rd, for an interview with a well-known French journalist.
Eager to publicize the struggle for survival of Khan al Ahmar, Frank Romano agreed to the meeting. Unfortunately, the people he trusted were actually Israeli agents.
It was a trap!
As soon as the interview had begun, standing in front of the village of âAl Khan al Ahmarâ with the impostor journalist, 4-5 Israeli police cars drove up and arrested Romano, returning him to prison.
He was deported to France the next day, on February 24th. This interview was conducted in Paris, France, on March 6th, 2019.
Watch the VIDEO below, by director Guy Davidi:
What can you do for Khan al Ahmar?PLEASE MAKE TWO CALLS, TO THE ISRAELI EMBASSY AND THE STATE DEPARTMENT:
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