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  • Israel to release hunger-striking Jordanian national from admin detention

    Heba Al-Labadi, a Jordanian national of Palestinian descent, has been on hunger strike for 41 days to protest her detention without indictment or trial. She was arrested by Israel while traveling from Jordan to a wedding in Jenin. Heba al-Labadi, a Jordanian citizen of Palestinian descent, who has been on hunger strike for the past 41 days, will reportedly be released from Israeli administrative detention this week. [tmwinpost] Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi tweeted that his country had reached an agreement with Israel for the release of Al-Labadi as well as of Abdul Rahman Miri, another Jordanian citizen in administrative detention. Prime…

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  • 'Want to know what I'm accused of? Me too.'

    Hiba al-Labadi has been on hunger strike for 35 days after being imprisoned by Israel since August without trial. Now Palestinian and Israeli activists are trying to raise awareness about the case. Palestinian and Israeli activists launched a viral campaign on Sunday demanding the release of a Jordanian citizen who has been on hunger strike for the past month after being imprisoned by Israel without trial since August. [tmwinpost] Hiba al-Labadi, a 24-year-old Palestinian-Jordanian national, was detained by Israeli forces on August 20th at the Allenby Bridge border crossing while traveling from Jordan with her mother to a wedding in the…

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  • IDF admits teen didn't commit crime, locks him up for Facebook post anyway

    The Israeli army is holding Anwar Makhtoob in administrative detention for two six-month-old Facebook posts. The military prosecutor admits there isn't even a suspicion that he had committed a crime. The Israeli army arrested Anwar Makhtoob, an 18-year-old Palestinian, over several old Facebook posts two weeks ago. The military prosecutor readily admitted that there wasn’t even a suspicion that he had committed a crime, but instead of releasing him, as one might expect, the prosecution and the judge decided to keep him in prison, so that he could be put in administrative detention. [tmwinpost] On December 31, 2018, Mahktoob’s uncle…

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  • Palestinian activist sent to prison for ‎riding a bike in his village

    An Israeli military court sentenced Abdullah Abu Rahma, a recognized human rights defender, to 110 days in prison for riding a bicycle during a protest against the occupation two years ago. An Israeli military court sentenced renowned Palestinian activist Abdullah Abu Rahma to four months in prison on Wednesday, for two charges stemming from a bicycle race to mark Nakba Day in 2016. [tmwinpost] Abu Rahma, one of the most well-known leaders of the popular struggle against the separation wall, was convicted several weeks ago of violating a closed military zone order and obstructing a soldier during a race in May 2016 in Bil’in, where he is from.…

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  • One of Palestine's most popular journalists is in jail for incitement

    Ali Dar Ali was arrested for two posts he published on Facebook. But the prosecution and the judge are far more concerned with his large following than the content of the posts. By Oren Ziv Israeli forces arrested Ali Dar Ali, one of the most renowned Palestinian journalists in the West Bank, at his home near Ramallah last week, for incitement to violence. On Monday, an Israeli military court extended his remand until the end of legal proceedings. [tmwinpost] Ali, who has been working for Palestinian television since 2007, is known for broadcasting live from demonstrations in the occupied territories, where he routinely documents clashes between young Palestinians…

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  • 'It is easy to be a terrorist, it's much harder to pursue peace'

    Eight months after she was sent to prison for filming her daughter slap an IDF soldier, Nariman Tamimi speaks about her time behind bars, the case for international pressure on Israel, and the way her family is treated by the Israeli media. 'They know that Ahed is not a terrorist. If we wanted to be terrorists, we would be the exact opposite of who we are.' By Oren Ziv A day after Ahed and Nariman Tamimi’s release from prison on Sunday, media outlets, friends, and activists continued to flood the family in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. Despite a decision…

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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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  • An Israeli and a Palestinian slap a soldier. Guess who's still in prison?

    A reminder that Israelis and Palestinians who commit the same crime face radically different consequences. Minutes before an Israeli military judge signed off on Ahed Tamimi’s plea deal last week, something unexpected happened inside Israel’s Ofer Military Court. A Jewish Israeli activist rose from the back benches, approached the military prosecutor, slapped him across the face, and yelled, “who are you to judge her?” [tmwinpost] If ever there were an apt example of the glaring disparities between the way Israel’s justice system treats its own citizens versus its Palestinian subjects, it was on full display for the world to see…

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  • Ahed Tamimi to spend 8 months in prison in plea deal

    The 17-year-old from Nabi Saleh filmed slapping an Israeli soldier has already been imprisoned for three months. Her mother and cousin also sign plea deals. Activist slaps prosecutor in court. By +972 Magazine Staff Ahed Tamimi, the teenager from Nabi Saleh arrested after a video of her attempting to push two armed Israeli soldiers off of her family’s porch went viral, signed a plea deal in Israeli military court on Wednesday, and will serve eight months in prison including three months time served. Her mother, Nariman, and cousin, Nur, also signed plea deals. Nariman will serve eight months, and Nur…

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  • Journalists, diplomats kicked out of Ahed Tamimi's trial

    Despite Ahed Tamimi's request for her trial to be open to the public, military judge rules that it will take place behind closed doors. By Oren Ziv Dozens of diplomats, journalists, photographers, and supporters arrived at the Ofer Military prison Tuesday morning for the opening hearing in the trial of Ahed Tamimi, the 17 year old from Nabi Saleh. The judge, however, ruled that the trial would take place behind closed doors to protect Ahed’s interests, ordering everyone in the courtroom, except for Ahed’s family members to leave. [tmwinpost] Tamimi was arrested on December 19 when the army raided her home in the…

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  • Military court: Ahed Tamimi and her mom to remain in prison

    Bassem Tamimi: 'I don't trust this court, I don't trust this legal system, all of which is built to punish the Palestinians.' By Oren Ziv An Israeli military appeals court on Wednesday denied bail to Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian girl who was filmed slapping an Israeli soldier at the entrance to her home, and her mother Nariman, ordering them held in prison until the conclusion of their respective trials. [tmwinpost] Tamimi is charged with five counts of assaulting security forces, as well as with incitement. Her mother is accused of incitement via social media. Military Judge Haim Baliti rejected most of the…

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  • At 16, Israel promised me freedom. Why does it deny it to Ahed Tamimi?

    Looking at the images of Ahed in court, I know we can never truly be free as long as we deny another people their freedom. And I wonder what freedom actually means if it takes locking up people like Ahed to secure it. By Simone Zimmerman When I was 16, I joined Facebook. I spent a lot of time taking cute photos with my friends, and learned how to do neat things with my digital camera. I got in quite a good bit of trouble for making out with cute boys at my Jewish youth group and summer camp. One of…

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  • Israeli police smuggle Palestinian suspect out of the country

    The police took Nasser Nawaj'ah out of the West Bank and into Israel to face trial. When that didn't work, they ignored a court order to release him and smuggled him back to the West Bank and into military custody. What happened to a Palestinian man named Nasser Nawaj’ah on Thursday could fill an entire chapter of a textbook about the Israeli justice system, or rather, about its military occupation. [tmwinpost] Nasser was arrested in the West Bank by Israeli soldiers on suspicion of filing a complaint to the Palestinian police about another Palestinian. The soldiers hand him over to…

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