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BBC: Israel checks WWI Arab ‘saviour’

Posted by uscsjp on January 31, 2007

Khaled Abdulwahab

Abdulwahab heard of a plan to put Jewish women in a brothel

Israel’s main Holocaust memorial centre has for the first time nominated an Arab to be recognised as a “righteous gentile” for saving Jewish lives. Researchers at Yad Vashem will now examine the life of Khaled Abdulwahab, who died in his native Tunisia in 1997, to see if he is eligible for the award.

He is said to have sheltered Jews on his land during the Nazi occupation.

The Righteous Gentile award has already been bestowed on about 22,000 non-Jews, including 60 Muslims from the Balkans. (continued . . . )

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