Press Clippings

Palestinian activist dismisses case against him as 'fiction'

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."

Palestinian’s Trial Shines Light on Military Justice

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Isabel Kershner, New York Times

Feb 19, 2012

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 Banality of a Palestinian's Arrest

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Amirah Hass, Haaretz

Nov 21, 2011

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.

Echoes of SA's struggle are deafening

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Barbara Hogan, the Mail & Guardian

Nov 04, 2011

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.

Palestinian children woken in night to be photographed by soldiers

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Harriet Sharwood, The Guardian

Sep 28, 2011

Youngsters in West Bank village were forced out of bed for Israeli military 'mapping' exercise

How Israel takes its revenge on boys who throw stones

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Catrina Stewart, the Independent

Aug 26, 2011

Video seen by Catrina Stewart reveals the brutal interrogation of young Palestinians

Judge Remands Palestinian Teen Despite Suspicions that Soldiers Beat Him

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.

Did Case of Mistaken Identity Put Palestinian Man Behind Bars?

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Amira Hass, Haaretz

May 06, 2011

Police can't call PA cell phones to check alibis of detainees.

Bassem Tamimi: "Our destiny is to resist"

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.

When Montgomery comes to Nabi Saleh

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Mark Perry, Foreign Policy

Apr 26, 2011

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.