#PassoverMassacre #GreatReturnMarch | لماذا غزة؟ Why Gaza?

← A pilgrim joins the marchMARCH 31, 2018 · 12:12 PM ↓ Jump to Comments#PassoverMassacre #GreatReturnMarchcredit – HaaretzA Palestinian in Gaza screamed silently through social media

:Yesterday 15 unarmed Palestinian protesters were shot dead by Israeli soldiers in Gaza. The deafening silence of world “leaders” reminds us that their problem is not the way Palestinians fight back. It’s the fact that we fight back to begin with.BDS? Alienating! Anti-Semitic!Armed resistance? Violence! Terrorism!Peaceful march?

Riots! Infiltrators!A Palestinian-American in the U.S. unmasked the media’s bias in favor of Israel’s narrative:Just die silently, and even then they’ll blame you for it.Not a single Israeli has been so much as touched by a Palestinian protester in the past couple of days, much less harmed. Not a single hurled rock has reached anywhere near a soldier, while Israeli snipers murdered 17 and wounded 1400. Yet western media insists these are “clashes.”Earlier this month, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Palestine identified the excessive force used against children at the border between Gaza and Israel in his report to the Human Rights Council:Excessive use of force against Palestinians by Israeli forces is a concern in the area along the border fence, and often has an impact on children. In mid-February 2018, two Palestinian teenagers aged 14 and 16 were killed, and two others injured by Israeli forces who fired what was reportedly artillery shells and live fire towards the boys as they approached the fence, although they were reportedly between 30 to 50 meters away when shot.This incident raises concerns about the decision to use lethal force against young, unarmed boys, as according to the Basic Principles of the Use of Force, lethal force should be used only if other means are ineffective, and should be used with restraint and in proportion to the seriousness of the offense and the legitimate objective to be achieved. Not only in Gaza, but in the West Bank as well, use of force by Israeli forces has consistently been flagged as an issue of concern by the Special Rapporteur, the High Commissioner, and the Secretary-General. This concern is necessarily heightened when children are the victims.Lora’s observations:#1 – Israel admits its use of force is deliberate and precise. This information will be key to future deliberations by the U.N. Human Rights Council, the U.N. General Assembly, and the International Court of Justice.#2 – Palestinians in Gaza have unmasked Israel’s Achilles Heel. Israeli leaders have no desire or intention of meeting peace initiatives with peace. They don’t know how to do Gandhi, and don’t have any shame in playing the role of Goliath to the Palestinians’ David.#3 – The western mainstream media is unable to cover the #greatreturnmarch impartially, nor examine all sides of the unfolding events objectively. The dominant narrative will prevail until alternative voices can break through the static.Rest In Peace(1) Naji Abu Hijir(2) Mohammad Kamel Najjar (shot in the stomach near Jabaliya)(3) Wahid Nasrallah Abu Samour(4) Amin Mahmoud Abu Muammar (38 Rafah)(5) Mohammed Naeem Abu Amr (Mohammed Abu Omar, 22 Rafah)(6) Ahmed Ibrahim Ashour Odeh (19)(7) Jihad Ahmed Fraina (33)(8) Mahmoud Saadi Rahmi (33)(9) Abd al-Fattah Bahjat Abd al-Nabi (18) reportedly shot in the back while running away from the border.(10) Ibrahim Salah Abu Shaar (20)(11) Abd al-Qader Marhi al-Hawajri(12) Sari Walid Abu Odeh(13) Hamdan Isma’il Abu Amsha(14) Jihad Zuhair Abu Jamous(15) Bader Fayek al-Sabbagh(16) Omar Samour (31) — the farmer who was killed around dawn

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#PassoverMassacre #GreatReturnMarch

لماذا غزة؟ Why Gaza?

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A Palestinian in Gaza screamed silently through social media:

Yesterday 15 unarmed Palestinian protesters were shot dead by Israeli soldiers in Gaza. The deafening silence of world “leaders” reminds us that their problem is not the way Palestinians fight back. It’s the fact that we fight back to begin with.

BDS? Alienating! Anti-Semitic!

Armed resistance? Violence! Terrorism!

Peaceful march? Riots! Infiltrators!

A Palestinian-American in the U.S. unmasked the media’s bias in favor of Israel’s narrative:

Just die silently, and even then they’ll blame you for it.

Not a single Israeli has been so much as touched by a Palestinian protester in the past couple of days, much less harmed. Not a single hurled rock has reached anywhere near a soldier, while Israeli snipers murdered 17 and wounded 1400. Yet western media insists these are “clashes.”

Earlier this month, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Palestine identified the…

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Will Israel Nuke the entire Planet? Google the Samson Option | GMMuk – Michael Aydinian

Will Israel Nuke the entire Planet? Google the Samson Option March 31, 2018 Michael Aydinian News

Whether Standing Order 11110 was the catalyst for his assassination or the fact the great man stated ‘under no circumstances should Israel acquire nuclear weapons’, one thing I’d bet my life on – herein lies the reason JFK was murdered. Anyone who thinks an American President can be taken out by any Tom, Dick or Harry is totally barking up the wrong tree. This is partly down to Hollywood, the masters of subliminal brain-washing & the fact people watch way too much TV, along with the dumbing-down process which lamentably has been a resounding success. As a result so many people now possess a serious disability when it comes to asking the simplest of questions.   The truth is altogether a different story. What’s more, the answer as to who was behind JFK’s demise is as clear as daylight. It couldn’t be more obvious.

One only has to ask how could the media neglect to mention Standing Order 11110, which on June 4 1963 effectively relinquished the Rothschilds control of the Federal Reserve Board or the fact JFK was adamant Israel must not acquire nuclear weapons, the very fiefdom created by the Rothschilds? Of course it would have been game, set & match had the media done it’s job. Can one even imagine what would have happened had the nation’s finger been pointed at the Rothschilds? Well, I can guarantee one thing – the world would have been infinitely better off & wouldn’t be in anything like the dire straits it’s in today!

So, one is obliged to demand, why did the media protect the Rothschilds by covering up the very strong motives they had? What earthly reason could there be? Again the answer stares everyone squarely in the face – the media is owned & controlled by the very same people! It’s as simple as that! If any other billionaire was responsible, the media would have gone to town! When one looks at what occurred with 9/11 & what’s occurring today – the only reason this has happened is because the greatest gangsters in history own mainstream media.

My only hope is that JFK was right when he said, “it’s never too late, just remember that.” The good news is he was 100% correct about everything else he said! Check out this brilliant clip (2.49) I came across in the group ‘Truthers Against Zionist Lobbies.’ The Samson Option is just another fact people should know about – …………………………And speaking of assassinations, can you imagine what an uproar there would be if some idiot stated Theresa May should be assassinated. Don’t get me wrong, she deserves the firing squad for committing Treason, just like Blair & Cameron but this has to involve the due process of the law.

However, any daft talk of assassination they’d use as just another excuse to usher in more laws that further erode our fundamental rights. One thing for sure, the media would have a field day…… yet when some bastard states Jeremy Corbyn should be assassinated, not only is there zero mention of it on mainstream media but FB inexplicably deemed, THIS WAS NOT HATE SPEECH & so refused to take it down! I’m fed up with saying the chronic double standards literally beggar belief. Only RT bothered to highlight this….. Facebook refuses to remove Corbyn death threat as it ‘doesn’t go against standards’https://www.rt.com/uk/422692-facebook-jeremy-corbyn-death-threat/

I cannot recall one warmonger who’s croaked in suspicious circumstances. Only the good ones die prematurely. I’d like to bet Timothy J. Russert, the great anchorman of the US show ‘Meet the Press’, was heart-attacked just like Labour leader John Smith. His untimely death when he was full of beans opened the way for that piece of shit mass-murderer Tony Blair. They better not try the same thing with Jeremy Corbyn.  …………………………

Finally, while we’re on the subject of chronic double standards, assassination & murder, let’s remind ourselves how UK & the EU reacted to the alleged assassination of a Russian double agent. For now, let’s ignore the distinct likelihood this was yet another false/flag Mossad set up job. What we were told is, what so angered Theresa May was the fact this happened on our soil.

Okay. Right. Now look at the caption below…..   What we have here is the IDF plotted up on the Gaza border, all set & ready for target practice! I know scant few people seem to give a damn but the only way the Palestinians can protest in order to bring attention to their horrendous plight is by organising mass demonstrations like the current ‘Great March of Return.’

The thing is thanks to these cowardly murderers, so-called IDF soldiers, already 17 Palestinians have been killed; over 500 injured. Why? Because the world says nothing when they open fire on unarmed civilians! WHY DOESN’T THERESA MAY SAY ANYTHING HERE? THE PALESTINIANS ARE ON THEIR OWN LAND. THIS IS OUT-&-OUT MURDER YET THE BITCH SAYS NOTHING! Here we have an open & shut case of multiple acts of cold-blooded murder & once again, there is hardly an

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Corbyn receives peace prize amid media silence

UK Labour leader receives peace prize amid media silenceMon Dec 11, 2017 07:55AMHomeUKPolitics

British Labour leader Jeremy CorbynUK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been awarded an international peace prize for his anti-war efforts, an event that was largely ignored by major British and international media.Corbyn received the prestigious Sean MacBride Peace Prize for his “sustained and powerful political work for disarmament and peace” on Friday, after a powerful speech at the UN office in Geneva.

“As an active member, vice-chair and now vice-president of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in the UK he (Corbyn) has for many years worked to further the political message of nuclear disarmament,” read a press release from the International Peace Bureau.Pointing to Corbyn’s record as a former head of the Stop the War Campaign in the UK, the statement commended the Labour chief for advocating “peace and alternatives to war.”

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn attends a ceremony to receive his Sean MacBride Peace Prize, Geneva, December 8, 2017. “As a member of parliament in the UK he has, for 34 years continually taken that work for justice, peace and disarmament to the political arena both in and outside of Parliament,” the statement said of Corbyn.“He has ceaselessly stood by the principles, which he has held for so long, to ensure true security and well-being for all – for his constituents, for the citizens of the UK and for the people of the world,” it continued.Corbyn calls for end to UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia Corbyn has called for dismantling Britain’s costly nuclear weapons program, known as Trident.He has also promised to end the UK’s weapons deals with Saudi Arabia, amid mounting criticisms that British weapons are being used to kill Yemeni civilians.

Stopping UK airstrikes in Syria and opting for a political solution to resolve the years-long conflict there is another priority on Corbyn’s list.Lack of media coverageSocial media users noted the limited coverage of the news, raising questions over the true intent behind the media silence.“#

BBCNews is it true Jeremy Corbyn won an international peace prize this weekend, just I’m yet to see/hear it on any of your news programs,” wrote one user on twitter.Another user said the silence was intentional, because the news was “perhaps inconvenient for national party politics.”Dedicated to the memory of peace campaigner and 1974 Nobel Peace Prize winner and a founding member of Amnesty International Sean MacBride-

The award, was also given to political activist and historian Noam Chomsky.

-American dream has collapsed: ChomskyLack of attention for popular demands and a declining society has lead to the death of the American dreams, according to Noam Chomsky.The renowned linguist won the award for leading a decades-long push for peace, fighting imperialism and militarist US foreign policy. He will be presented with his award in the US next year.A Japanese campaign group against the US military presence in Okinawa was another winner. They received the award in Barcelona in November.

Stormy Daniels: The porn star who could bring down Trump

This is the porn star who will bring down Donald Trump? Jill FosterYahoo News UK29 March 2018View photosStormy Daniels’ allegations have rocked the White House (Getty Images)More

Until a few weeks ago, the name Stormy Daniels might have been mistaken for a turbulent weather front coming in off the Atlantic. It’s not that far from the truth. Except the only place battening down the hatches is the White House.

Stephanie ‘Stormy Daniels’ Clifford, a 39-year-old blonde porn actress from Louisiana looks set to wreak havoc with the American presidency thanks to the alleged events of one night in 2006.Now, many are wondering whether this remarkably resilient and determined mother-of-one might even bring down the most powerful man in the world.

So who is she? Born in Baton Rouge in March 1979, she worked in strip clubs from the age of 17 before moving into the porn industry. She appeared in over one hundred adult films, then later became a director – an early indication perhaps of her unwillingness to be controlled by others.

It was in 2006 that she met Donald Trump at a charity golf tournament. There, she claims she had a one-night stand with the future President in his hotel room. His wife Melania was at home, pregnant with their son Barron.

Ten years later – shortly before the presidential election and with the result seemingly hanging in the balance – there were rumours that Daniels was about to spill the beans. How devastating her revelations would have been for Trump’s campaign, we will never know.Instead, she says that Trump’s lawyer Michael D Cohen dipped into his own pocket and bought her silence for the sum of £95,000 ($130,000).

Donald Trump duly became the 45th President of the United States.  There perhaps, the story might have ended. Yet even in the face of the ceaseless whirlwind that is the US media’s news cycle, this particular storm will not relent.

MORE TRUMP THAN TRUMPDonald Trump is not a man to whom allegations of sexual impropriety are a novelty. Historically, he has batted them away with his signature brash ebullience and threats of legal action. But none of these less-than-subtle responses have shifted Daniels from the scene. What makes her a tougher nut to crack?Firstly, she’s not an easy target. Trump’s Republican base – so often readily mobilised with pitchfork and musket in his defence – sees her as one of their own. Born into a working-class family in a solid GOP state, the stripper turned self-made successful businesswoman is more Apprentice winner than leftie snowflake

.As if to double down on her own appeal she’s currently touring her strip show (“Make America Horny Again”) round hard-core Republican states. Any mud flung from the Trump camp suggesting that her claims are in some way politically motivated simply won’t stick

.Neither will claims that she’s in any way a ‘dumb blonde’. It can be no coincidence that her tour kicked off on the anniversary of Trump’s inauguration. Her revelation on the recent US news programme 60 Minutes that Trump told her she was “smart, just like my daughter” was precision targeted to undermine the President and upset stomachs simultaneously.

Daniels says she slept with the President while he was married to his third wife Melania (AP)In interviews, Daniels also comes across as confident and thoughtful. She is careful to stress she is not a victim and makes no claims of association with the #metoo campaign.

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Jewish Voice for Peace | Jewish Voice for Peace Horrified By Israeli Response to the #GreatReturnMarch


Jewish Voice for Peace is horrified by the Israeli response to the #GreatReturnMarch, in which tens of thousands of Palestinian refugees in Gaza are marching peacefully inside of Gaza. At the time of this writing, at least eight Palestinians have been killed and over 500 injured.

Tonight, as Jews across the world gather at the Passover seder to remember our own story as a people questing for a homeland, we honor and recognize the yearning for homeland propelling today’s Land Day protests.The Israeli military has yet again unleashed disproportionate violence against demonstrating Palestinians, the latest in a long series of deadly responses to popular protests by Palestinians.The Great March of Return was explicitly planned as a peaceful march along the border of Gaza and Israel, where tent cities are erected, from Land Day on March 30 to Nakba Day on May 15.

Land Day commemorates Israel’s crushing of a general strike and mass protest by Palestinian citizens of Israel.Land Day protests, like the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Nakba protests, are held annually, part of long history of palestinian mass popular resistance to Israeli aggression. Organizers of the Great March of Return have clearly called this a nonviolent march affiliated with no political parties

.Much of the media coverage thus far refers to “clashes” at the Gazan border, an inaccurate and biased description of the Israeli military’s violent response to nonviolent protest. We call upon the media to accurately portray the lopsided reality of thousands of unarmed protesters on their own land facing a military force armed to the teeth and explicitly permitted to use lethal force.

In the U.S., many of us are participating in mass protests against repressive government policies. More than ever we all should understand the power of gathering publicly to say “enough!” Yearning to be freed from imprisonment and for basic rights simply cannot be stopped by violent force – our own age-old stories, which we will recount again tonight.

Jewish Voice for Peace is a national, grassroots organization inspired by Jewish tradition to work for a just and lasting peace according to principles of human rights, equality, and international law for all the people of Israel and Palestine. JVP has over 200,000 online supporters, over 70 chapters, a youth wing, a Rabbinic Council, an Artist Council, an Academic Advisory Council, and an Advisory Board made up of leading U.S. intellectuals and artists.

Source: Jewish Voice for Peace | Jewish Voice for Peace Horrified By Israeli Response to the #GreatReturnMarch

McDonnell calls for Lord Sugar to delete Corbyn-Hitler tweet | Politics | The Guardian

McDonnell calls for Lord Sugar to delete Corbyn-Hitler tweetApprentice host posts mocked-up image of Labour leader sat in car next to Nazi dictatorIsabel BennettSat 31 Mar 2018 00.48 BST View more sharing optionsShares1,638 Lord Sugar, left, tweeted a doctored image of Jeremy Corbyn. Composite: The Guardian/PA

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has called on businessman and Apprentice host Alan Sugar to “delete and disown” a tweet that depicts Jeremy Corbyn sitting next to Adolf Hitler.Lord Sugar, who stars in the BBC’s The Apprentice, posted a tweet on Friday that shows the Labour leader’s face superimposed next to an image of the Nazi leader in a car during a Nuremberg rally.Alongside it, Sugar tweeted: “Many a true word spoken in jest Corbyn.”Lord Sugar(@Lord_Sugar)Many a true word spoken in jest Corbyn pic.twitter.com/tzI3P6LyIxMarch 30, 2018McDonnell appealed to Sugar to take the image down, saying that now is “the time to learn from each other and unite people”.He said on Twitter: “People have contacted me about Alan Sugar’s tweet. I just make this appeal to him. Please delete and disown it. We all desperately need to bring people together now. We can hold strong views about each other’s politics but now is the time to learn from each other and unite people.”Labour MP John Mann, a critic of Corbyn’s, backed McDonnell, writing on Twitter: “The use of Hitler/ Nazi comparators is demeaning, unwarranted and dangerous. You damage the fight against antisemitism with this @Lord_Sugar. Withdraw this and apologise please.”Sugar later responded: “It’s a joke, but the angry brigade like to moan.”The controversial tweet comes after a tough week for Jeremy Corbyn, amid a row over antisemitism within the Labour party.Corbyn issued a Passover message saying he is an “ally” in the fight against antisemitism.Sugar resigned from the Labour party in May 2015 after an 18 year-long affiliation, attacking what he called “anti-enterprise concepts” and “a policy shift moving back towards what Old Labour stood for”.

Source: McDonnell calls for Lord Sugar to delete Corbyn-Hitler tweet | Politics | The Guardian

The 7 types of drivers on Spain’s Costa del Sol | Olive Press News Spain

The 7 types of drivers on Spain’s Costa del SolRemind you of anyone?ByLaurence Dollimore (News Editor) -30 Mar, 2018 @ 17:19 0

MR MARBELLA OUT FOR A SPIN LET’S face it, driving on the Costa del Sol comes with its many challenges.Soon after arriving you learn pretty early on that are certain elements of the roads that will not be changing anytime soon.Varying from slightly annoying to genuinely life-threatening, we’ve rounded up the seven most typical drivers. SUMMER DRIVERSAs the temperatures heat up, so do expats’ tempers as the ‘summer drivers’ – holidaymakers – return in full force.

They are easy to identify – a rental car sticker, inability to stay in their lanes and a person in the passenger seat pointing at or trying to read signs while slowing down to an almost complete stop at roundabouts. Still, at least they indicate!

If you’ve ever wondered if you can fit all your possessions on the top of your car… you can! From sofas to bikes and suitcases full of clothes, just a few precarious strings and belts will be enough to strap everything to your vehicle, all the while terrifying other road users.Just ask Spanish police, who are still looking for a suspected builder who strapped 20 wooden boards to his roof.

There’s a special place in hell for those who park their car behind actual parked cars and put on their hazards while they go for lunch or to the bank. Cue furious horn beeping when drivers return to find their cars blocked in, before the double parking offender appears some 20 minutes later, with an apology if you’re lucky.Some drivers also think it’s acceptable to park up on roundabouts, often right before the exit – cheers pal, not in the way at all there

Merging onto roads like the A-7 is not always the easiest task. Having to swerve into 100km/hr traffic takes timing and accuracy – but many haven’t got the memo. A day will rarely go by without you having to slam the brakes and yell ‘estas loco?!’ – complete with tutting and furious head nodding – as a driver slowly edges onto the motorway, forcing you to brake hard or swerve to the left.

They’re rich and you know it. Mostly because it’s their fifth lap of Puerto Banus in that red Ferrari and they’re still not sick of the attention. A typical display is booming foreign rap or dance music and severe growling of the engine… making up for something lads?

BLIND BUS DRIVERSIs a requirement for being a Spanish bus driver that you must fail all eye tests? It wouldn’t be a surprise, given that every 30 seconds a car is nearly rammed into oblivion by a bus leaving its stop along the A-7 (not official figures). You would think this dogged attitude is to make sure the buses arrive on time…. Yeah, it’s not. If you see a bus ahead, get into the fast lane pronto

MARBELLA BELLESThey’re orange, wear reflective sunglasses and can only be spotted in the latest Range Rover or 4×4 of the moment. Usually accompanied with a pomeranian doggy wearing a scarf or collar to match the dress of their owner. Heels, ridiculous phone cases and dagger like nails not uncommon.

Source: The 7 types of drivers on Spain’s Costa del Sol | Olive Press News Spain

We are headed for war

John Pilger : “We Are Headed For War”

Assange & Skripal Case Part of Propaganda War That Risks Real One – John Pilger



March 30, 2018 “Information Clearing House” –  The Skripal saga and Ecuador’s move to cut Julian Assange’s internet is part of a wider crackdown on freedom of speech and states like Russia which have stood up to the West. It risks evolving into a real war, John Pilger told RT.

“This is about a war on freedom of speech; this man is being denied the most basic right – freedom of speech. It’s part of a wider war. The wider war is against known enemies, and Russia is one of them, China is another,” investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker John Pilger said.

Earlier this week, the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where Assange has been holed up since 2012, cut off all communications for the WikiLeaks founder, blocking his internet access and not allowing any visitors. A source close to WikiLeaks told RT that Ecuador cut Assange’s internet due to his tweet about the arrest of former Catalan leader Carlos Puigdemont in Germany.

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Pilger argued that the way the Western media – instead of doing its job, blindly sided with the official narrative – framed the events in Salisbury is another instance in the same global propaganda effort. “It’s part of the propaganda war that the attack in Salisbury represents. Here we have Russian diplomats being expelled all over the world on the basis of no evidence.”

Former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned earlier in March and found unconscious in Salisbury. The UK government has blamed the attack on Russia, but Moscow denies the allegations, saying that no evidence has been presented to support the claim. Following calls from London, almost 30 states announced they would expel Russian diplomats over the case, prompting the Kremlin to announce tit-for-tat measures.

Pilger said Assange was castigated by the British government for merely saying it was “poor diplomacy” on the part of the UK to kick out Russian representatives with no independent confirmation of its rushed investigation.

“He was just suggesting that there was no evidence, but this is what this propaganda war is about. It’s a war on speaking out, it’s a war on dissent, it’s a war on the very things that I’m saying at the moment, it’s a war on journalism and requires collaborators,” Pilger said.

He cited as an example an article written by the Guardian’s James Ball. The opinion piece by Ball says Assange “has himself to blame” for invoking Ecuador’s ire, and he should “hold his hands up and leave the embassy.”

“These are not journalists, because this is about the public’s right to know and it’s the public right to know what the governments are doing. The second part of this war is about a real war. We’ve got the prospect of a real war unless this propaganda war is seen through,” Pilger said.

What made WikiLeaks and Assange the target of multiple attacks over the years is the commitment to true journalism.

“The attack on him and WikiLeaks over the years is so important because it does what journalism should be doing and that is holding power to account.”

This article was originally published by “RT” –

The views and opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect those of Information Clearing House.

Pippa Middleton’s father-in-law is charged with rape of a minor | Daily Mail Online

Untrue and scandalous’: Pippa Middleton’s multi-millionaire father-in-law David Matthews, 74, hits out as French police ‘charge’ him for sexually assaulting a teenage girl two decades agoDavid Matthews is alleged to have carried out the attack between 1998 and 1999A spokeperson for Matthews said he ‘categorically denies the allegation and unequivocally contests the untrue and scandalous accusation’ Matthews is under investigation for one attack in Paris and another in St BartsHe was arrested at Paris Orly airport on Tuesday and has been released on bailHe is the father of James Matthews, 41, who is married to Pippa Middleton, and also of Made in Chelsea star Spencer MatthewsBy PETER ALLEN IN PARIS and TIM STICKINGS FOR MAILONLINEPUBLISHED: 19:36 BST, 30 March 2018 | UPDATED: 22:14 BST, 30 March 2018 e-mail 2.8kshares

The multi-millionaire father-in-law of Pippa Middleton has been released on bail in Paris after he was accused of raping a minor.David Matthews, 74, is alleged to have carried out the attacks on a teenage girl between 1998 and 1999. He is accused of one attack in Paris and another in St Barts. A spokesperson for the family said: ‘David Matthews categorically denies the allegation and unequivocally contests the untrue and scandalous accusation.’An alleged witness is said to have reported him to the police in 2017, leading to Matthews reporting to judges in the French capital on Tuesday.  He is being investigated by French authorities and is currently ‘mise en examen’, a procedure whereby authorities will have six months to decide whether he will be brought to trial. There is no equivalent in the British legal system but it is similar to a charge.  +7David Matthews (right), pictured with James Matthews and Pippa Middleton after their wedding in Surrey last year Citing legal sources, French national news agency AFP said Matthews was now under investigation for the ‘rape of a minor by a person with authority over his victim’.Matthews has now been released on bail, subject to undisclosed conditions. It is not known whether he has retained his passport, or whether he can travel home.He was first arrested on arrival at Paris Orly airport last Tuesday, and placed in custody at the Brigade for the Protection of Minors. He denies any wrongdoing.Matthews, who lives permanently on St Barts with his wife Jane, 70, originally spent a full 48 hours in custody in Paris – the maximum allowed under French criminal law before charges have been filed.RELATED ARTICLESPrevious1Next’Swinging’ mother and stepfather are charged after ‘drugging…’The Beatles’ in custody: Two notorious ISIS thugs who…SHARE THIS ARTICLEShareHe is accused of two historic sex attacks, one in Paris, and one on St Barts, according to a judicial source.Matthews is the father of James Matthews, 41, who is married to Pippa, the 34-year-old sister of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, who is married to Prince William.James’s brother Spencer Matthews made his name on British reality TV show Made in Chelsea.The rape case is being dealt with by the Juvenile Protection Brigade (BPM) of the Paris judicial police, who arrested Matthews on Tuesday. The Paris public prosecutor’s office opened a judicial investigation, overlooked by an examining magistrate, a source said.The allegation will now be subject to a judicial investigation and authorities in Paris now have six months to decide if Matthews will be brought to trial. He is currently ‘mise en examen’. +7David Matthews attends the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews at St Mary’s Church in Berkshire, England, last year +7David Matthews, 74, is alleged to have carried out the attacks between 1998 and 1999, while on holiday in France. Pictured right: Spencer MatthewsMatthews is a self-made multi-millionaire who grew up near Rotherham and started his professional career as garage mechanic. He attended Sheffield Technical College and also worked as a door-to-door salesman.After leaving school, he started work as an apprentice mechanic at his father Wallace’s garage.Aged 19, he started selling cars door-to-door and, in his spare time, indulged his love of motor racing at the local track. A skilled driver , he became division champion in the British Touring Car Championships in 1971.But his dream ended in August 1973 in a catastrophic accident during a race at Silverstone. His car flipped at 130mph, killing one driver, critically injuring another and temporarily stopping Matthews’ heart.A bystander said: ‘It was horrific. His car was airborne. How Matthews escaped is beyond me.’  +7After several successful years in business, Matthews retired after the recession and ventured into hotels, snapping up the Eden Rock (pictured) in St Barts in 1995 +7Matthews is a self-made multi-millionaire who grew up near Rotherham and started his professional career as garage mechanicHe married Anita Taylor, a fellow driver. The couple had a daughter called Nina together but divorced in 1969. Matthews was fo

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