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Cablegate: Response to Request for Human Rights Vetting For

VZCZCXYZ0011
OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #5452 0171728
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 171727Z JAN 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHJM/AMCONSUL JERUSALEM IMMEDIATE 1709
RUEHTV/AMEMBASSY TEL AVIV PRIORITY 2694

UNCLAS STATE 005452

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PHUM ASEC IS WE KPAL MASS MARR
SUBJECT: RESPONSE TO REQUEST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR
MEMBERS OF THE PRESIDENTIAL GUARD

REF: A. 07 JERUSALEM 2322
B. 07 JERUSALEM 2380

1. The Department of State has reviewed its files and finds
that as of January 15, 2008, it possesses no credible
information of gross violations of human rights by the
members of the Presidential Guard listed in the referenced
cables.

2. Post is permitted to provide the following statement to
authorized parties: Consulate in Jerusalem verifies that the
Department of State possesses no credible information of
gross violations of human rights by the
Presidential Guard members identified in refs A and B, per
paragraph 1 above, as of this date. Please note request in
para (3) below, however, for further vetting by post on one
individual. Post may cite this cable in response.

3. The Department notes the following exception:

Ahmad I A Fashafsha
POB: Nablus
DOB: 23 October 1985
ID: 921731584

The Department,s search disclosed that Israeli forces
arrested &Ahmad Fashafsha8 (DOB not included in report) as
a potential perpetrator (of what not specified in report)
from a Tanzim group in Nablus/Jenin. The arrest occurred
September 18, 2003. Post should further vet this individual
to determine his eligibility for the course.

3. If in the future Post becomes aware of possible human
rights violation by the individual referenced above, Post
should inform the Department and not proceed with the
training.

5. Point of contact at the Department is Lynn Harris,
NEA/IPA, 202-647-2647.
RICE

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