Representative Maxine Berman & Senator Jack Faxon
Urge You To Vote For
"VICKI BARNETT FOR STATE SENATE
Vicki Barnett has been an outspoken
advocate for excellence in public education,
fiscal responsibility and restraint, local
control over municipal and county
governments, and preserving the quality
of life in our communities.
• M.B.A., with Distinction
University of Michigan-Dearborn
• Co-founder of Citizens Alliance For
Responsible Education (C.A.R.E.)
Led successful 1993 Statewide petition
drive to ensure continued funding
for Michigan's public schools.
• Religious School Teacher For
Temple Beth El, Temple Kol Ami
• Member, Roosevelt Hadassah
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WERE FIGHTING FOR YOUR LIFE
Palestinian demonstrators denounce the riots at the Gaza-Israel border.
For Gaza Riots
Tel Aviv (JTA) — In what was
described as retaliation for Is-
rael's handling of the riots at a
Gaza Strip checkpoint, Islamic
militants shot and killed an
Israeli officer near the Rafah
border crossing between Gaza
The incident occurred after the
Israel Defense Force received a
warning from electronic censor-
ing equipment that a border fence
on the frontier between Gaza and
Egypt had been tampered with.
When a unit was sent to in-
vestigate, they found a ladder
leaning against the electronically
Shots rang out from a nearby
home when the officer, Captain
Motti Ovadia, got out of his jeep
to inspect the fence.
Cpt. Ovadia, 23, of Kibbutz
Yotvata in the southern Negev,
received two wounds to the head
and was rushed to a hospital in
Ashkelon. He died of his injuries
within a few hours.
Other members of his unit re-
turned the fire, but the assailants
After being informed of the in-
cident, Palestinian police began
searching for suspects.
A leaflet signed by members of
the militant Hamas movement
was found at the scene. It said the
attack had been carried out "as
the first in a chain of retaliations
for the Israeli massacre of Gaza
residents" at the Erez checkpoint
separating northern Gaza from
Israeli officials have accused
Hamas activists of instigating the
riot, in which two Palestinians
were killed and at least 75 were
The riots, which began when
frustrated Palestinian day labor-
ers rushed the Israeli side of the
A leaflet signed by
members of the
found at the scene.
Erez crossing, also resulted in the
wounding of 17 Israeli soldiers
and border police.
In other unrest, an Israeli bor-
der policeman suffered head in-
juries after rioting erupted in the
West Bank town of Hebron.
Israeli police responded to the
violent demonstrations by firing
rubber bullets and tear gas.
Israeli security officials imposed
a curfew on the town, which has
been a hotbed of unrest since the
Feb. 25 killings of 29 Palestinians
by an Israeli settler.
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