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Mankell's bag returned - with women's clothes

TT/The Local · 30 Jul 2010, 09:53

Published: 30 Jul 2010 09:53 GMT+02:00

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Mankell was informed by Turkish Airlines on Thursday that his bag was ready to be collected from Gothenburg Landvetter Airport. When he opened it, in the presence of witnesses, it was filled with women’s clothes.

The only possessions of Mankell’s that remained were a hat and a wallet containing money and his driving licence. His mobile phone, stereo, notebook and his script for a television series about his father-in-law, Ingmar Bergman, were missing.

Mankell says he plans to write a letter to Israel’s ambassador to Sweden about the incident:

“I want to know where the rest of my belongings are and why they have sent me women’s clothes,” he told Svenska Dagbladet.

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The Ship to Gaza convoy, a self-proclaimed humanitarian aid project that attempted to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza, was raided by Israeli soldiers in early June. Up to 16 people were killed in the action, with many others being imprisoned by the Israelis.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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10:39 July 30, 2010 by comentatir
" "self-proclaimed" humanitarian aid project... "

It is quite a clue for the discourse analysis of the article.
10:43 July 30, 2010 by lekahe
Why did he take the script for a television series with him! If he thought this was just a holiday cruise, he was plain ignorant.
12:29 July 30, 2010 by concha de tu puta madre
I have always suspected mankell to be a cross-dresser.
15:29 July 30, 2010 by babychuma
What a wimp, he's really going to cry about this? I think whoever put womans clothes in his bag is a comedic genius.
16:58 July 30, 2010 by eZee.se
While I am surprised this moron is getting so much e-ink, I am even more surprised that its 5pm and the anti-Israel bunch have not taken this to 50 comments or more.
18:14 July 30, 2010 by Audrian
@ lekahe. Mankell took his skript for editing and fill his idle time on the boat. Regarding women's clothes in his siutcase, it is possible that Mosad was trying to insult him or belittle him.

Mankell has proved that he is humanitarian.
18:35 July 30, 2010 by Rick Methven
All you usual posters who think that Israel always does OK.

If you had your phone, notebook and work documents stolen by ANY country, would YOU say thats OK?

I bet all you Iraeli Trolls would be screaming blue murder and wanting Israel to nuke whoever did it.
19:46 July 30, 2010 by l33tshane
love mankell but trying to raise an issue where your clothes have been swapped for someone elses is a bit trivial when 16 people lost their lives on that trip.

"i know people died, but where are my bloody clothes!?"
21:25 July 30, 2010 by farnoxo
Gotta say that I have had stuff nicked by "authorities" in my wonderfully topsy-turvey land of birth - but never had it replaced with womens clothing.

I guess this is just another rankly imbecile action by mossad - the world's foremost "unintelligence" agency.. As we say in english.. a rolling stone gathers no mossad!
21:40 July 30, 2010 by truthworthy
what else can you expect from a pirate zionist regime... they rope, steal, kill and hijack.
23:11 July 30, 2010 by Coalbanks
Rope? Oh! Not that!
00:11 July 31, 2010 by double concerto
Yes, a bit of an old woman. Mankell summed up nicely :)
02:08 July 31, 2010 by DAVID T
No doubt he had a good sniff
07:04 July 31, 2010 by saab
It's a crime against humanity!

(And that is what I told Delta Airlines when they lost my luggage. I didn't even get woman's clothing back).

Trustworthy is offended in a major way: "what else can you expect from a pirate zionist regime... they rope, steal, kill and hijack".

Add "exchanged male for female clothing" to "rope".

So, when is the UN going to condemn this most recent Israeli atrocity? Frankly, I am shocked that the UN Security Council has not yet met to discuss this outrage.

Mankell is a martyr! He has to wear women's clothing as he carries on his fight for freedom and justice! Well, think of the up side... maybe he can wear those clothes every Friday and in a silent march, call himself "The Woman of the Torg".

RuPaul might show up too!
10:04 July 31, 2010 by Andersson
Mankell wants to know "why they have sent him women's clothes"...

There are so many "WHY" the whole world wants to know from Israel. Like

Why Israel is killing innocent people, stealing their land and displaying the worst act of inhumanity the history ever witnessed?

The women clothes could have been of some ill-fated palestine woman, who had been stripped by Israeli security forces and later on raped and killed in an encounter. And lastly shipped it to Mankell to REMIND him that DO what so ever you can do...and that what we are..
15:17 July 31, 2010 by double concerto
"Innocent people"??? nobody believes that!!!
17:52 July 31, 2010 by Avidror
@ Andersson

"Why Israel is killing innocent people, stealing their land and displaying the worst act of inhumanity the history ever witnessed?"

What? Repeat, please. Did I understand "the worst act of inhumanity the history ever witnessed"? I guess you should learn more from History.

I mean, is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (8,900 people killed between 1989 and 2009) worse than the civil war in Congo (5,400,000 people killed since 1998), the war in Darfur (300,000 people killed since 2003), the Nanjin massacre (300,000 people killed and raped in 1937), the Dresden bombings (40,000 people killed between February 13 to 15, 1945), the rapes in Berlin (2,000,000 female victims between 1945 and 1949), the Somali Civil War (300,000 people killed since 1991), the Cambodian Holocaust (2,000,000 people killed between 1975 and 1979), the Armenian Holocaust (1,500,000 people killed in 1915) or the Jewish Holocaust (6,000,000 people killed between 1933 and 1945)?

Because if your answer is "Yes", you don't know very much about History.
18:09 July 31, 2010 by wenddiver
Whp cares about this clown? I probably would have guessed the women's clothing were his too!! Maybe soon he can wear a Birka, so we don't have to see him.
19:52 July 31, 2010 by americanska
where is the proof that he didn't pack women's clothes?
23:24 July 31, 2010 by Tutu
tell the educated illiterate to learn from Gaddafi's son
05:26 August 1, 2010 by wat61@yahoo.com
If it were up to me, the farthest thing from his mind would be where is my stuff. It would be Lord Almighty how deep is this water.
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