A Palestinian villager who is on trial for organising popular protests in the West Bank told a court on Sunday that the charges against him were "fiction."
As a grass-roots leader goes on trial, having been incriminated by a teenager, questions are being raised about the legal system Palestinians are placed into.
The usual charges: 'Throwing an object, including a stone, with the intention of harming a person or property,' and organizing an illegal demonstration in which he participated.
I spent the better part of several days glued to the internet watching the release of Palestinian prisoners and an Israeli soldier. I find such dizzying moments of celebration and happiness utterly compelling.
Youngsters in West Bank village were forced out of bed for Israeli military 'mapping' exercise
Video seen by Catrina Stewart reveals the brutal interrogation of young Palestinians
Boy from Bil'in rarrested on Friday on suspicion of throwing stones during the weekly protest against the separation fence says soldiers injured his hand who 'kicked and attacked' him.
Police can't call PA cell phones to check alibis of detainees.
On 25 March, the army finally came, dragging him away to Ofer military prison, a Guantanamo-like West Bank facility where he had previously been held for a 12-month term for the vaguely defined crime of “incitement.” His trial before a military court that convicts more than 99 percent of Palestinians brought before it is scheduled to begin on 8 May.
On March 24, the Israeli government arrested Bassem Tamimi, a 44-year-old resident of the small Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh, which is just west of Ramallah. Tamimi was arrested for leading a group of his neighbors in protest marches on a settlement that had "expropriated" the village's spring -- the symbolic center of Nabi Saleh's life.
- Nov 03, 2010Mar 12, 2010