Thursday 30 March 2017

Robin Hood to some, a convicted rapist to others

John Costello

EZRA NAWI has been described as a Robin Hood-figure for the Palestinian people, but to others he is simply a convicted rapist and criminal.

The stocky plumber, known more for his enthusiastic physical presence in the West Bank rather than his intellectual finesse, can usually be found wearing loose khaki military-style clothes while on the Hebron hills supporting the marginalised Palestinians and Bedouin.

The openly gay 60-year-old Arab Jew born to Iraqi immigrants, who says his rugged good looks often remind foreigners of Sean Connery, has previous convictions involving weapons, drugs and assault.

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