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Gareth Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre

I had just parked my car in an underground car park next to Woolworths supermarket in Byron Bay when two men in their late 20s or early 30s shouted obscenities against the car and me and then one of them spat on it.

I said, ‘Thanks for that it could do with a wash. Why don’t you read what Israeli soldiers have to say about the atrocities they’ve committed. Their website is written on the side. You don’t like the truth do you?’

They got in their Juicy rental car and just sat chatting. I was convinced they would damage the car if I left it there so I drove out and parked in the open.

Previously, a man has kicked in the side panel whilst shouting obscenities but neither he nor today’s louts had anything coherent to say. If I’d have been in Palestine the car would probably have been riddled with bullets including me!


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