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  • How Israel's military courts conspire to keep Palestinians in prison

    An Israeli military judge ordered Abdullah Abu Rahme released, saying there was no reason to keep him behind bars. And yet for the next month, the military justice system conspired to keep him in prison. By Edo Konrad and Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man Imagine you are arrested for a nonviolent property crime. After a few days in jail, a judge decides that you do not pose a threat to society, that you’re not a flight risk, and so he or she orders you released on bail. [tmwinpost] So you post bail and go home, right? Not if you’re a Palestinian living under…

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  • Nabi Saleh: A tiny village's struggle against the occupation

    In just over one year of unarmed demonstrations in Nabi Saleh, a small Palestinian community in the West Bank, 155 of the village's 500 residents  were wounded (about 60 of them children); 35 homes were damaged and dozens of the village's people were detained. Yet even after the protest's leader was put behind bars by the army, the struggle for the Nabi Saleh's land continues By Idan Landau | translation: Dena Shunra The objects seen in the picture: a magazine (Rifle-Launched Anti-Protesters Grenade ) attached to a Tavor gun, and a human skull, attached to a neck. The gun is vertical;…

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  • EU diplomats attend Bil'in protest organizer's appeal

    The UK's Consul General in Jerusalem attended the appeal hearing in the case of Abdallah Abu Rahmah at the Ofer Military Court of Appeals today, along with many other European diplomats. Former US president Jimmy Carter and The Elders issued a statement calling for Abu Rahmah's immediate release earlier today. British Consul General, Sir Vincent Fean, headed a mission of more than a dozen European diplomats from various countries today, at the Ofer Military Court of Appeals. The diplomats, from the UK, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, Malta and Denmark, as well as from the EU itself, all attended a hearing…

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  • Unarmed protest organizer sentenced to a year in Israeli prison

    Bil’in protest organizer Abdallah Abu Rahmah was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment today, for his involvement in his village’s unarmed struggle against the wall Abdallah Abu Rahmah was sentenced today to 12 months in prison, plus 6 months suspended sentence for 3 years and a fine of 5,000 NIS. In the sentencing, the judge cited the non-implementation of an Israeli High Court ruling which declared the current route of the wall on Bil’in’s land illegal as a mitigating factor. The military prosecution is likely to appeal this sentencing – as they did in the case of Adeeb Abu Rahmah, who…

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