Dr. Paul Larudee, 60 (2006), a piano-tuner from El Cerrito in California, is the former supervisor of a Ford Foundation project in Lebanon, a Fulbright-Hays lecturer to Lebanon and a contract U.S. government advisor to Saudi Arabia.
A member of the ISM_(International_Solidarity_Movement), he was one of about 100 individuals to enter refugee camps in Bethlehem and Nablus between 29 March and 13 April, 2002, to help the Palestinians under siege. Larudee, who holds a PhD in linguistics from Georgetown University was one of the seven volunteers wounded on 1 April 2002. In June 2006, he was denied entry to the West Bank (where he had a series of piano-tuning engagements) by the Israeli authorities.
He was on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla in May 2010 and reported to have been badly beaten by the Israelis.
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