Muhammad Asfour, 23, was injured two weeks ago from rubber coated steel bullet in his head during a protest. His Funeral will take place after Friday noon prayer in Aboud. Since the beginning of 2013, six Palestinians were killed from soldiers’ shooting.
A direct action at the entrance to Efrat settlement and the regular Friday demonstration in al Maasara were repressed by Israeli army and border police.
In a plea bargain, Bassem Tamimi was sentenced to four months in prison, ordered to pay a fine of NIS 5,000, and given an additional three-year suspended sentence. Just recently having completed a 13-month prison stint, he was arrested last month while taking part in a protest at a settlement supermarket.
Palestinian Activist, Bassem Tamimi, Sentenced to 13 Months Imprisonment & 17 months Suspended Sentence
Tamimi was slapped with a longer imprisonment period than his alleged accomplice, who was convicted of more serious offenses.
Tamimi was convicted of protest-organizing related charges, despite the court's harsh criticism of the prosecution and police. The conviction was denounced by the European Union.
EU Foreign Affairs Chief, Catherine Ashton, Denounces Conviction of Palestinian Activist Bassem Tamimi
The European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton, strongly condemned the conviction of the Palestinian activist from Nabi Saleh, saying it was based on the testimony of a minor who was interrogated in violation of his rights.
Military Court Orders to Jail Palestinian Activist, Naji Tamimi, for Peacefully Protesting on Nakba Day
Military Court Judge, Major Refael Yemini, ruled that Naji Tamimi, a protest leader from the village of Nabi Saleh is to remain in jail until the end of his trial for having participated in a peaceful demonstration.
Israeli military judge convicted Tamimi of two charges, but acquitted him of three, based on the testimony of 15 year-old who was instructed to incriminate him. The verdict criticized the police and prosecution on minors' interrogations.
Weekly demonstrations in Bi'lin, Ni'ilin, Kufr Qaddoum and Ma'asara mark the end of a week of protest against political imprisonment and in commemoration of the Nakba.
Struggle to End Israel’s Oppression and International Complicity Continues
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