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Kuwaiti hospitals fill up with battered Palestinians WAR IN THE GULF
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The Sun - Baltimore, Md.
Author: Richard H. P. Sia
Date: Mar 6, 1991
Start Page: 1.A
Section: NEWS
Text Word Count: 1079
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Ever since Sunday, when the Kuwaiti army sent tanks and armored vehicles into Hawalli, the city's largest Palestinian community, for an extraordinary show of strength, military checkpoints have been more aggressively singling out Palestinian men for interrogation, searches and abuse, according to doctors, victims and members of the army.

Then, he said, "they tried to make a lot of something out of nothing" by accusing him of driving without proper car license plates, even though many Kuwaiti drivers have removed their once-required Iraqi tags and are awaiting new Kuwaiti ones.

Kuwait denied mistreating Palestinians, saying it was pursuing wrongdoers regardless of nationality. Foreign Minister Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah told the Kuwaiti news agency KUNA, "Some irresponsible elements in Palestinian circles have been repeatedly making false allegations and lies to the effect that the authorities in Kuwait have started acting against the Palestinian community."

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