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Patch Adams going to Gaza

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Patch Adams will be traveling to the Gaza Strip next month.

The doctor/clown, made famous in the Robin Williams movie "Patch Adams," will join CodePink: Women for Peace and American and Israeli peace activists to protest Israel and Egypt’s closing of its borders with Gaza.

Adams and the group plan to bring materials to build playgrounds, sports equipment and children’s medicines. It will also bring "healing and laughter" to Gazan children, according to a letter from Adams printed on an anti-war website.

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