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  • » Palestinian Organizations Denounce Israeli Court Decision On 2015 Murder Case–
    May 14, 2019 1:27 PM - IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/palestinian-organizations-denounce-israeli-court-decision-on-2015-murder-case

    Several Palestinian organizations, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, denounced Israeli court’s exoneration of a member of an extremist Jewish settler suspected of committing the murder of three members of the Palestinian Dawabsha family, in 2015.

    The July 31, 2015 firebomb attack of the Dawabsha home in the occupied West Bank village of Douma, killed an 18-month-old Palestinian child and his parents in the fire, who were all burnt to death, while the older son survived the attack, suffering from severe burns.

    The father Saad, 32, mother Reham, 27, and 18-month-old Ali were killed in the attack.

    Wafa News Agency reported that in a plea bargain, the murder charges were dropped against the murder suspect, when he claimed that he was a minor at the time of the attack. (...)

    #Impunité

    • Fares: “Israeli Courts Grant Green Light To Fanatics To Kill More Palestinians”
      May 15, 2019 1:31 AM
      https://imemc.org/article/fares-israeli-courts-grant-green-light-to-fanatics-to-kill-more-palestinians

      Qaddoura Fares, the head of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has stated, Tuesday, that the Israeli court that “acquitted the Israeli terrorist, who participated in the firebombing of Dawabsha family home in 2015, killing the father, mother and one of their children, and seriously wounding the only surviving child, is sending a green light to the colonists to commit more crimes against the Palestinian civilians.”

      Fares said that, by acquitting the murderer, the Israeli so-called “Legal System,” topped by the “Justice Ministry,” is sending Israeli fanatics clear messages that they can commit horrific crimes against the Palestinian civilians and get away with it.

      He added that Israeli courts, and the “Legal System” became the umbrella that shelters criminals from being held accountable for their crimes against the Palestinian people, their homes, lands and even their holy sites.

  • Israeli court releases settler suspected of killing Palestinian mother
    May 8, 2019 10:35 A.M
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=783391

    BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — An Israeli court released the Israeli settler suspected of killing a Palestinian mother of eight, Aisha Muhammad Talal al-Rabi, near the Zaatara checkpoint in Nablus, in the northern occupied West Bank, on Tuesday.

    Lod’s District Court ordered for the release of the Israeli settler and placed him under house arrest until further notice.

    The Israeli settler, whose remained unidentified, was reported to be a student in a religious institute in Israel’s illegal Rechelim settlement.

    Aisha Muhammad Talal al-Rabi, 47, a mother of eight children, from the Bidya village near Salfit in the northern occupied West Bank, was killed and her husband was injured, after Israeli settlers hurled rocks at their vehicle near the Zaatara checkpoint in Nablus in the northern West Bank on October 12th 2018.

    https://seenthis.net/messages/728737

    • P.A Denounces The Release Of Israeli Who Killed Palestinian Woman
      May 8, 2019 11:35 AM
      https://imemc.org/article/p-a-denounces-the-release-of-israeli-who-killed-palestinian-woman

      The Palestinian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Expatriates issued a statement strongly denouncing the release of an illegal Israeli colonist who killed a Palestinian woman last year, and said the release resembles the biased Israel legal system and its lack of respect for Palestinian lives.

      The Ministry said the release of the Israeli who killed ‘Aisha Mohammed al-Rabi , 47, October 12th of 2018, is yet another proof of the unfair Israeli legal system, and its discriminatory rulings.

      It added that Israel continues to challenge International Law, and even its own laws, to justify and excuse deadly violence inflicted against the Palestinians, not only by its army, but also by the illegal colonists, living on occupied Palestinian lands.

      It called on the International Criminal Court to act and open an official investigation into the ongoing Israeli crimes and violations against the Palestinian people, including the murder of al-‘Rabi.

  • » Israeli Court Sentences Mother of A Palestinian, Killed By The Army, To Eleven Months, For “Incitement”
    IMEMC News - December 16, 2018 12:48 PM
    http://imemc.org/article/israeli-court-sentences-mother-of-a-palestinian-killed-by-the-army-to-eleven-

    An Israeli court sentenced, on Sunday morning, the mother of a Palestinian, who was killed by the army last year, to eleven months in prison for what the military prosecution described as “incitement on social media.”

    Attorney Mohammad Mahmoud of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, said the court sentenced Susan Abu Ghannam to eleven months in prison, for posting statements on Facebook, after the death of her son.

    The court deemed the posts as incitement, and passed its sentence on the woman, from at-Tur neighborhood, east of Jerusalem’s Old City.

    She was taken prisoner last August, after dozens of soldiers and officers invaded her home, and conducted violent searches, leading to damage. (...)

    https://seenthis.net/messages/616536

  • Official documents prove: Israel bans young Americans based on Canary Mission website - Israel News - Haaretz.com

    Some Americans detained upon arrival in Israel reported being questioned about their political activity based on ’profiles’ on the controversial website Canary Mission. Documents obtained by Haaretz now clearly show that is indeed a source of information for decisions to bar entry

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    Oct 04, 2018

    https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-official-documents-prove-israel-bans-young-americans-based-on-cana

    The Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy Ministry is using simple Google searches, mainly the controversial American right-wing website Canary Mission, to bar political activists from entering Israel, according to documents obtained by Haaretz.
    >>Israeli court rejects American visa-holding student’s appeal; to be deported for backing BDS
    The internal documents, some of which were submitted to the appeals tribunal in the appeal against the deportation of American student Lara Alqasem, show that officials briefly interviewed Alqasem, 22, at Ben-Gurion International Airport on her arrival Tuesday night, then passed her name on for “continued handling” by the ministry because of “suspicion of boycott activity.” Israel recently passed a law banning the entry of foreign nationals who engage in such activity.

    >> Are you next? Know your rights if detained at Israel’s border

    Links to Canary Mission and Facebook posts are seen on an official Ministry of Strategic Affairs document.
    The ministry then sent the officials at the airport an official report classified “sensitive” about Alqasem’s supposed political activities, which included information from five links – four from Facebook and one, the main source, from the Canary Mission site, which follows pro-Palestinian activists on U.S. campuses.
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    A decision on Alqasem’s appeal against her deportation was expected Thursday afternoon.
    Canary Mission, now the subject of major controversy in the American Jewish community, has been collecting information since 2015 about BDS activists at universities, and sends the information to potential employers. Pro-Israel students have also criticized their activities.

    Lara Alqasem.
    This week, the American Jewish news site The Forward reported that at least $100,000 of Canary Mission’s budget had been contributed through the San Francisco Jewish Federation and the Helen Diller Family Foundation, which donates to Jewish education. The donation was handed to a group registered in Beit Shemesh called Megamot Shalom, specifically stating that it was for Canary Mission. A few hours after the report was published, the federation announced that it would no longer fund the group.
    Over the past few months some of the Americans who have been detained for questioning upon arrival in Israel have reported that they were questioned about their political activity based on “profiles” about them published on Canary Mission. The documents obtained by Haaretz now show clearly that the site is indeed the No. 1 source of information for the decision to bar entry to Alqasem.
    According to the links that were the basis for the decision to suspend the student visa that Alqasem had been granted by the Israeli Consulate in Miami, she was president of the Florida chapter of a group called Students for Justice in Palestine, information quoted directly from the Canary Mission. The national arm of that organization, National Students for Justice in Palestine, is indeed on the list of 20 groups that the Strategic Affairs Ministry compiled as criteria to invoke the anti-boycott law. However, Alqasem was not a member at the national level, but rather a local activist. She told the appeals tribunal that the local chapter had only a few members.

    Canary Mission’s profile of Lara Alqasem.
    The ministry also cited as a reason for barring Alqasem’s entry to Israel a Facebook post showing that “In April 2016 [her] chapter conducted an ongoing campaign calling for the boycott of Sabra hummus, the American version of Hummus Tzabar, because Strauss, which owns Tzabar, funds the Golani Brigade.” Alqasem told the tribunal that she had not taken an active part in this campaign. Another link was about a writers’ petition calling on a cultural center to refuse sponsorship by Israel for its activities. Yet another post, by the local Students for Justice in Palestine, praised the fact that an international security company had stopped operations in Israel. None of these links quoted Alqasem.
    She told the tribunal that she is not currently a member of any pro-boycott group and would not come to study for her M.A. in Israel if she were.
    The Strategic Affairs Ministry report on Alqasem is so meager that its writers mentioned it themselves: “It should be noted that in this case we rely on a relatively small number of sources found on the Internet.” Over the past few months Haaretz has been following up reports of this nature that have been the basis for denying entry to activists, and found that in many other cases the material consisted of superficial Google searches and that the ministry, by admission of its own senior officials, does not collect information from non-public sources.
    skip - Facebook post calling for the boycott of Sabra hummus

    The ministry’s criteria for invoking the anti-boycott law state clearly that in order to bar entry to political activists, they must “hold senior or significant positions in the organizations,” including “official senior roles in prominent groups (such as board members).”
    But the report on Alqasem does not indicate that she met the criterion of “senior” official in the national movement, nor was this the case for other young people questioned recently at the airport. In some cases it was the Shin Bet security service that questioned people due to past participation in activities such as demonstrations in the territories, and not BDS activities.
    “Key activists,” according to the ministry’s criteria, also means people who “consistently take part in promoting BDS in the framework of prominent delegitimization groups or independently, and not, for example, an activist who comes as part of a delegation.” In Alqasem’s case, however, her visa was issued after she was accepted for study at Hebrew University.

  • Israel to expel French-American professor arrested during West Bank protest
    In a rare move, Frank Romano was arrested according to military law. However, before his hearing he was released and taken into custody by the population authority in preparation for his deportation
    Yotam Berger Sep 16, 2018 5:40 PM
    https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israel-to-expel-french-american-professor-arrested-in-west-bank-pr

    Israel is set to expel the foreign law professor arrested on suspicion of disrupting the actions of Israeli soldiers on duty at the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar on Friday.

    #FranckRomano

    • ’Bad faith’: Judge slams Israel for West Bank arrest of professor, orders release - Israel News

      Judge criticizes authorities’ handling of case, rejects demand that he be immediately deported
      Yotam Berger Sep 17, 2018 1:53 AM
      https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israel-to-release-professor-arrested-protesting-west-bank-village-

      The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court on Sunday ordered the release of Professor Frank Romano from custody under the condition that he leave Israel by September 25, the date of his scheduled flight back to France.

      Romano, 66, who holds both French and American citizenship and teaches law in France, arrested on suspicion of disrupting the actions of Israeli soldiers on duty at the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar on Friday.

      Judge Chavi Toker rejected the government’s request to immediately expel Romano from the country and criticized the way authorities handled the request. The professor is expected to remain in custody pending another hearing to be held on Monday.

      Judge Toker said that the police, military and Interior Ministry “acted in bad faith” and “refused to take responsibility for the appellant.” She noted that the court was not told of the military’s decision to the Population Authority for his immediate deportation, calling this an attempt to bypass a hearing.

      Toker added that Romano “stopped a tractor in the middle of the road,” saying that “this happens a hundred times a day in Jerusalem. He is not a dangerous man.”

      Romano was arrested together with two Palestinian activists for attempting to block the road and get in the way of security forces.

      According to military law, which is enforced in the territories, a suspect’s detention can be extended by 96 hours before being brought to a judge.

      According to the civil code, detainees must be brought before a judge no more than 24 hours after their arrest.

      Gabi Lasky, Romano’s attorney, told Haaretz that it is very rare for military code to be used on foreign citizens and that she has encountered only one such other case in the past. Theoretically, Romano could have been arrested under the civil code, because the suspected infraction is supposedly against the authorities of the state.

      Lasky said earlier Sunday that the intent was to bring Romano for a “regular” remand hearing before a Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court judge. But shortly before the hearing the security forces said that Romano was to be released and deported and so he would not be brought to court, although the hearing did ultimately take place.

      “Like thieves in the night, instead of bringing Frank Romano to a hearing on my request that he be released from detention, which was set for today [Sunday] at the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court, without informing me or the court, at 2 PM [two hours before the scheduled hearing] he was handed over to the immigration police for deportation. Now it is clear why he was arrested according to military law – to give them time to deport him before he sees a judge.”

    • Israeli court not to deport French professor
      Sept. 17, 2018 3:41 P.M. (Updated: Sept. 17, 2018 3:53 P.M.)
      http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=781098

      JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — An Israeli court reversed a deportation order against French activist, Frank Romano, after the court had earlier released him from detention to deport him after being accused of “disruptions” at Khan al-Ahmar village, east of Jerusalem.

      Romano, a 66-year-old law professor at the University of Paris and author of “Love and Terror in the Middle East,” and a holder of a French and American citizenship, was detained last week at Khan al-Ahmar, as he protested Israel’s intention to demolish the Bedouin village.

      He declared a hunger strike following his detention, calling on Israel to not demolish the village of Khan al-Ahmar.

      Romano was then released and allowed to return to the village; where he will continue to protest the demolition in solidarity with the residents, in attempt to prevent the demolition.

    • Cisjordanie : un juriste français arrêté après une manifestation va être expulsé (avocat)
      AFP
      Publié le 16/09/2018 à 22:20 | AFP
      http://www.lepoint.fr/monde/cisjordanie-un-juriste-francais-arrete-apres-une-manifestation-va-etre-expul

      Un juriste français, arrêté par les forces de l’ordre israéliennes lors d’une manifestation contre la démolition d’un village bédouin en Cisjordanie occupée, va être expulsé d’Israël, a annoncé son avocate dimanche.

      Frank Romano, professeur de droit né aux Etats-Unis et de nationalité franco-américaine, a été arrêté vendredi après des échauffourées entre des militants propalestiniens et des garde-frontières israéliens près du village bédouin de Khan al-Ahmar, à l’est de Jérusalem.

      « Il y a une décision administrative stipulant son expulsion », a dit dimanche à la presse son avocate Gaby Lansky. Elle avait affirmé la veille que Frank Romano était accusé d’entraves à l’action de la police et des soldats israéliens.

      M. Romano a dit qu’il contesterait la décision de l’expulser devant les tribunaux israéliens.

      « Je vais faire appel si on veut m’expulser », a dit ce juriste qui s’exprimait en français devant les journalistes lors d’une brève audience tard dimanche sur l’ordre d’expulsion.

      « Il n’y a pas de raison de m’expulser. Je n’ai pas fait d’acte de violence », a-t-il ajouté.

      La cour a ajourné l’audience sans annoncer de décision.

  • Israel deports Freedom Flotilla activists
    Aug. 1, 2018 11:55 A.M.
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=780567

    BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Gaza’s National Committee for Breaking the Siege announced on Wednesday that the Israeli authorities began deporting several of the international solidarity activists, who were aboard the Al Awda ship of the Freedom Flotilla.

    Gaza’s National Committee confirmed that the activists deportation back to their countries, comes two days after being detained following an attack by Israeli naval forces on the ship in international waters.

    Zaher Birawi, head of the committee, said in a statement that a number of international activists have already been deported on Tuesday, including a Malaysian professor, Dr. Mohd Afandi Salleh, and on Wednesday the rest would also be deported.

    Birawi stressed that many of the activists rejected to be voluntarily deported, preferring to delay it for more than 72 hours, the legal deadline for accepting voluntary deportation from the country.

    Birawi continued that the activists are attempting to delay their deportation, in order to appear before an Israeli court to expose the unjust practices of Israeli naval forces who attacked the humanitarian ship in international waters, and to later prosecute Israel for its actions.

    The committee quoted the testimonies of some of the activists as being exposed to “beatings and violence” including the ship’s captain, his assistant, and other solidarity activists.

    Swedish human rights activist, Divina Levrini, who was among international detainees, said in a statement that she declares a hunger strike, as a form of protest against the treatment she received by Israeli forces and against the harsh conditions she is going through while being detained in the Israeli Givon prison.

    Levrini had conducted an interview with Ma’an in July, while aboard the Freedom Flotilla ship, in which she discussed the Flotilla’s intention on raising awareness about the Israel-Gaza conflict and on breaking the illegal and inhumane Israeli blockade of Gaza.

    #Flottille #Gaza

  • Jewish extremists taunt ’Ali’s on the grill’ at slain toddler’s relatives | The Times of Israel
    https://www.timesofisrael.com/jewish-extremists-taunt-alis-on-the-grill-at-slain-toddlers-relatives

    Des terroristes sionistes se réjouissent publiquement, bruyamment et impunément de la mort d’un enfant palestinien (tué par leurs pairs), et les juges sionistes chargés de juger deux participants au crime se préparent à rendre un verdict encourageant des meurtres similaires,

    Inside in a dramatic ruling moments prior, the court’s three-judge panel threw out a confession given by the teenage accomplice accused of involvement in the deadly Duma attack, saying that the statement had been given under duress.

    However, a confession given by primary suspect Amiram Ben-Uliel was cleared for use after judges determined that enough time had passed between when he was tortured and when he admitted to the crime.

    The decision creates a major hurdle for the prosecution, which may now need to throw out the case against the unnamed minor accused of helping plan the firebombing of the Dawabsha family home on July 31, 2015.

    The minor and Amiram Ben-Uliel, charged last year with carrying out the attack, have claimed innocence, insisting they only confessed to the crime after being subjected to torture at the hands of Shin Bet interrogators.

    #impunité « #villa_dans_la_jungle » #Israel #sionisme #crimes

  • » Detainee ‘Oweisat Dies From His Serious Wounds Inflicted by Israeli Soldiers
    IMEMC News | May 21, 2018 3:22 AM
    http://imemc.org/article/detainee-oweisat-dies-from-his-serious-wounds-inflicted-by-israeli-soldiers

    The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported that detainee Aziz ‘Oweisat, 53, died at an Israeli hospital from serious complications after he was assaulted by several Israeli soldiers in the prison, who claimed he attacked an officer with a sharp object.

    The Committee said ‘Oweisat, from Jabal al-Mokabber in occupied Jerusalem, was taken prisoner on March 24, 2014, and was sentenced to a life term.

    The Committee added that he suffered brain hemorrhage and a heart attack after the soldiers continuously assaulting him in Eshil Israeli prison, on May 2, 2018, and went into a coma before he was moved to Ramla Israeli Medical Center.

    Later, the detainee was moved to Assaf Harofeh Medical Center due to the seriousness of his condition, but he suffered further deterioration, and was transferred to Tal HaShomer Medical Center.

    On May 10th, 2018, he underwent heart surgery at Tal HaShomer Israeli Medical Center, and lasted for nearly three hours.

    Despite his serious condition, he was returned a few days ago to Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, after the Administration of Tal HaShomer refused to keep him hospitalized at their facility.

    The Detainees’ Committee said he died at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, due to the seriousness of his condition.

    It is worth mentioning that the Detainees’ Committee filed an urgent appeal with an Israeli court asking for his release so that he could receive steady medical attention, and the court scheduled the hearing for May 25th. He did not make it to the hearing, however, since he died on May 20th.

    The detainees in Israeli prisons and detention camps declared a three-day mourning period, and demanded that Israel be held accountable for its violations and crimes.

    For its part, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) held Israel fully responsible for his death, especially since the Israeli Prison Authority refused to release him despite its knowledge of his serious condition.

    It added that seven Palestinian detainees have died in the last five years after being denied medical attention, in addition to ‘Oweisat.

    #Palestine_assassinée

  • i24NEWS - Court rules Israeli visitors to Temple Mount may use patriotic slogan at site
    https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/172485-180417-court-rules-israeli-visitors-to-temple-mount-may-use-patriotic

    Court says ’Am Yisrael Chai’ not a religious phrase, therefore does not violate ban on Jewish prayer at site
    An Israeli court ruled Monday that Israeli visitors to Jerusalem’s flashpoint Temple Mount compound may proclaim “Am Yisrael Chai” ("The people of Israel live") at the site because it is a patriotic slogan and not a religious phrase and therefore does not violate the ban on Jewish prayer at the site.According to a longstanding arrangement which governs the fragile status quo at the Temple Mount — a holy site for both Jews and Muslims — Jewish visitors to the compound are prohibited from praying there.

    The ruling by the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court came in response to the case against right-wing activist and lawyer Itamar Ben Gvir who was in September 2015 removed from the site and detained by police for several hours after calling out the slogan.

  • Nabi Saleh: A Political Portrait of a Palestinian Village.
    https://muftah.org/nabi-saleh-a-political-portrait-of-a-palestinian-village

    According to Maan News Agency, on Saturday January 13, the Israeli military declared the Tamimi’s West Bank village of Nabi Saleh a closed military zone. All entrances and exits have been reportedly cordoned off in order to curtail popular protest in the village. Nabi Saleh has roughly 600 inhabitants and is located twelve miles north of Ramallah. The Tamimi family has played a central role in organizing weekly demonstrations in the village since 2010, when Israeli settlers from the nearby colony of Halamish seized Nabi Saleh’s spring. As a result of its efforts and sacrifices over the years, the Tamimi family has become an icon in the Palestinian struggle and a source of inspiration in the region.

    Nabi Saleh itself exemplifies precisely what the Tamimi’s and Palestinians as a whole are fighting against: the violence of apartheid. A recent blogpost by Léopold Lambert, an architect, author, and editor-in-chief of The Funambulist magazine, offers a timely political and spatial analysis of the village, in light of Ahed Tamimi’s detention:

    Ahed Tamimi is not innocent. She is not innocent of what the Israeli court accuses her, and she is not innocent in the way we might commonly say that a child is innocent. The Israeli apartheid has striped and continues to strip any form of innocence that one could expect a child to be entitled to as we have powerlessly witnessed in the most dreadful hours of the 2014 Israeli bombardments on Gaza and the killing of three Palestinian children on the beach

  • Israeli court releases Nour al-Tamimi on bail
    Jan. 5, 2018 9:30 P.M. (Updated : Jan. 6, 2018 5:14 P.M.)
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=779723

    RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — An Israeli court on Thursday evening decided to release 21-year-old Nour al-Tamimi on a bail, rejecting an appeal presented by the Israeli military prosecution against her release.

    The court rejected the Israeli military prosecutions appeal and decided to release al-Tamimi on a 5,000 shekel ($1,455) bail.

    Al-Tamimi was held in Israeli prison for two weeks. She was arrested in mid-December after her cousin, 16-year-old Ahed was detained for slapping and kicking an Israeli soldier during a raid on her hometown of Nabi Saleh in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah.

    Nour was featured in the video next to her cousin Ahed, and was detained seemingly for involvement in the incident, though no charges were brought against her.

    Ahed has been indicted on 12 charges, including assaulting an officer and previous accusations of stone throwing. The military court she is being prosecuted in has a 99% conviction rate.

    #Tamimi

  • Salah Hamouri en détention : la famille dénonce un acharnement judiciaire
    Modifié le 05-09-2017 à 13:03 | Avec notre correspondante à Jérusalem, Marine Vlahovic
    http://www.rfi.fr/moyen-orient/20170905-territoires-palestiniens-salah-hamouri-prison-justice-israel

    A Jérusalem, la saga judiciaire de Salah Hamouri se poursuit. Soupçonné d’avoir renoué avec des « organisations politiques illégales », le Franco-Palestinien a été arrêté par l’armée israélienne à son domicile de Jérusalem-Est le 23 août dernier. La semaine dernière, le ministère de la Défense israélien avait décidé de le placer six mois en détention administrative la semaine dernière. Mais le tribunal israélien a finalement décidé qu’il purgera trois mois de prison : c’est le reliquat de sa peine avant sa libération dans le cadre de l’échange de prisonniers avec Gilad Shalit en 2011.

    La famille et les avocats de Salah Hamouri dénoncent un acharnement judiciaire contre le jeune homme et demandent aux autorités françaises d’intervenir. Avant sa libération anticipée dans le cadre de l’échange de prisonniers avec Gilad Shalit en décembre 2011, il lui restait trois mois à purger. Pour Sahar Francis, l’avocate du franco-palestinien, il s’agit surtout de le laisser en détention à tout prix : « C’est la première fois qu’un juge décide de "réactiver" un reliquat de peine. Dans tous les cas, Salah reste en détention. Et en fin de compte, c’était leur objectif depuis le début, car depuis son arrestation et son interrogatoire ils n’ont jamais formulé d’accusation claire ou présenter de preuves contre lui »

    Salah Hamouri est soupçonné d’avoir renoué avec une « organisation politique illégale », ce qu’il nie, et son père Hassan Hamouri demande aux autorités françaises de faire pression sur Israël. « Les Français doivent se montrer dur envers Israël, Le président, le ministère des Affaires étrangères et le consulat doivent bouger maintenant. Nous n’avons plus le temps. Sinon cette histoire ne va jamais se terminer ».

    Salah Hamouri risque toujours d’être placé en détention administrative, un régime de détention, sans inculpation ni jugement, condamné par la France et l’Union Européenne. Salah Hamouri a déjà passé sept ans dans les geôles israéliennes, accusé d’avoir projeté l’assassinat du rabbin le plus influent de l’Etat hébreu. Il s’est toujours déclaré innocent.

    #Salah_Hamouri

    • ADDAMEER
      05 September 2017
      http://www.addameer.org/news/salah-hamouris-administrative-detention-order-replaced

      The Jerusalem District Court has reinstated a previously issued sentence from 2005 for Addameer’s field researcher and human rights defender Salah Hamouri’s, who was issued a six months administrative detention order on 29 August 2017. During the order’s confirmation hearing on 5 September 2017, the judge decided to replace the administrative detention order with a three-month sentence. This three-month represents the time that was left for Salah to serve prior to his release as part of the Wafa Al Ahrar exchange deal. Hamouri was to be released on 13 March 2012, but instead, was set free on 18 December 2011 as part of the exchange deal.

      Addameer’s attorney, Mahmoud Hassan, said that this decision will not prevent Hamouri from being placed under administrative detention again even after he serves the rest of his previous sentence. Hassan also noted that the prosecution nor the intelligence were in favor of the decision and will be filing an appeal.

      Addameer believes that this decision comes in response to the international pressure and campaigns calling for the immediate release of Hamouri. As a result, Israel’s reinstatment of the sentence represents an attempt at legitimizing Hamouri’s detainment. Addameer again emphasizes that Salah’s arrest and subsequent detainment represents an egregious attack by the occupation against the work of human rights defenders in Palestine. Take action now and sign this petition directed to French president Emanuel Macron and European officials demanding them to act now.

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      Israeli court reinstates former prison sentence for Palestinian-French NGO worker
      Sept. 5, 2017 9:24 P.M. (Updated : Sept. 5, 2017 9:26 P.M.)
      http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=778980

      BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — A Jerusalem court replaced a six-month administrative detention order — imprisonment without charge or trial — issued against Salah Hamouri, a human rights defender and field researcher for Palestinian prisoners’ rights group Addameer, and replaced it on Tuesday with a reinstatement of a past sentence when Hamouri was released during an Israeli-Palestinian prisoners exchange six years ago.

  • Years on, Israel yet to respond to appeal on case of 4 Gaza boys killed on beach in 2014
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=778883

    BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — More than two years after an appeal was sent to an Israeli court demanding the reopening of a closed investigation into the 2014 Israeli missile attack that killed four children playing soccer on a beach in Gaza, Israeli authorities have remained silent and refused to respond to the appeal.

    Israeli human rights group Adalah released a statement on Sunday condemning the Israeli government’s failure to respond to appeals from a number of rights groups, including Adalah, the al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, and the Palestinian Center for Human Rights.

    Adalah attorneys Muna Haddad and Tamim Younis wrote in the appeal letter that the case of the Bakr children “exemplifies Israel’s flawed investigation system and unwillingness to genuinely carry out an investigation,” Adalah said in the statement.

    “This is an unreasonable delay highlighting a lack of willingness on the part of [Israeli] authorities to conduct an effective investigation. They (Israeli authorities) are essentially thwarting any possibility of conducting such an investigation,” Haddad and Younis’ letter wrote, adding that Israel has an obligation to investigate any suspicion of war crimes under international law.

    “An investigation must comply with the universal principles of independence, effectiveness, promptness, impartiality and transparency… The nature of this investigation and the unreasonable foot-dragging when it came to responding to parents’ appeals are a gross violation of these international standards,” Haddad and Younis said

    July 17, 2014 11:22 A.M.
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=713803
    #Bakr_children
    @kassem

  • Israeli court upholds manslaughter conviction, 18-month sentence against Elor Azarya
    July 30, 2017 4:16 P.M. (Updated: July 30, 2017 4:16 P.M.)
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=778432

    BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — An Israel court upheld the manslaughter conviction and the 18-month sentence levied against former Israeli soldier Elor Azarya on Sunday for the execution-style shooting of 21-year-old Palestinian Abd al-Fattah al-Sharif in 2016.

    Azarya was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to a year and a half in prison for shooting and killing al-Sharif as the disarmed Palestinian lay severely wounded on the ground after allegedly committing a stabbing attack in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron in March 2016.

    Azarya’s defense team appealed both the manslaughter conviction and the 18-month jail sentence for being too harsh, while the Israeli military prosecution had submitted an appeal to increase the sentence.

    According to The Times of Israel, the appeal court judges ruled to maintain the manslaughter conviction, calling Azarya’s act “forbidden, severe, immoral” and claiming that “ethics are fundamental for an army’s resilience both externally and internally.”

    The judges voted three to two in favor of upholding the sentence.“The punishment is on the lower edge of appropriate sentencing,” the judges noted, while lamenting that “such an excelling soldier committed such a terrible error.”

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    Hebron Shooter Loses Manslaughter Appeal, Israeli Soldier to Serve Full 18-month Sentence
    Gili Cohen Jul 30, 2017 4:07 PM
    http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.804122

    Sgt. Elor Azaria, who killed an incapacitated Palestinian assailant in Hebron, was ’unreliable,’ judge says ■ Court rejects prosecution’s appeal for harsher sentence ■ Lieberman and Bennett call on family to request pardon

    #Elor_Azaria

    • Netanyahu, two ministers call for pardon of Hebron shooter after appeal loss
      Barak Ravid, Jonathan Lis and Gili Cohen Jul 30, 2017 4:34 PM
      http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.804175

      A military court on Sunday denied an appeal by Sgt. Elor Azaria, who killed a wounded Palestinian attacker in Hebron last year

      Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and two other cabinet ministers called on Sunday for Sgt. Elor Azaria to be pardoned, after a military court denied the appeal of his manslaughter conviction for killing an incapacitated Palestinian attacker last year in Hebron. The military appellate court upheld Azaria’s conviction, but also rdenied a prosecution appeal seeking a harsher sentence.

      Azaria shot and killed Abdel Fattah al-Sharif on March 24, 2016 after the Palestinian had stabbed an Israeli soldier. He was sentenced in February to 18 months in prison.

    • Un soldat israélien tue un Palestinien : appel rejeté
      30 juillet 2017
      http://www.tdg.ch/monde/Un-soldat-israelien-tue-un-Palestinien-appel-rejete/story/19202516

      IsraëlUn tribunal rejette l’appel d’un soldat franco-israélien condamné pour avoir achevé un Palestinien blessé en 2016.
      Un tribunal militaire israélien a rejeté dimanche l’appel d’un soldat franco-israélien, confirmant sa condamnation à 18 mois de prison pour avoir achevé un Palestinien blessé, selon des médias israéliens.

      Les juges ont aussi rejeté un appel des procureurs d’augmenter la peine d’Elor Azaria pour homicide volontaire, a-t-on indiqué de même source. Contactée par l’AFP, l’armée n’a pas confirmé ces informations dans l’immédiat.

      Au terme d’un procès ultramédiatisé, Elor Azaria, 21 ans, avait été condamné en février à 18 mois de prison ferme, une peine jugée trop légère et « inacceptable » par l’ONU et qui avait déçu les défenseurs des droits de l’Homme. Le soldat et des procureurs de l’armée israélienne avaient fait appel, ces derniers ayant jugé la peine « trop indulgente ».

      Une balle dans la tête

      Membre d’une unité paramédicale, Elor Azaria avait été filmé le 24 mars 2016 par un militant propalestinien alors qu’il tirait une balle dans la tête d’Abdel Fattah al-Charif à Hébron en Cisjordanie occupée. Le Palestinien venait d’attaquer des soldats au couteau. Atteint par balles, il gisait au sol, apparemment hors d’état de nuire. Les images s’étaient propagées sur les réseaux sociaux.

  • Israeli court sentences 19-year-old Palestinian girl to 16 years in prison
    Dec. 25, 2016 4:53 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 25, 2016 5:03 P.M.)
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=774599

    JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — The Israeli magistrate’s court in Jerusalem on Sunday sentenced a 19-year-old Palestinian girl to 16 years in prison, after she was accused of attempting to stab an Israeli settler in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem in Oct. 2015.

    Members of Shurouq Dwayyat’s family told Ma’an that the sentence also included a fine of 80,000 shekels ($20,929).

    Shurouq was shot and injured by a 35-year-old Israeli settler in Jerusalem’s Old City after she allegedly attempted to stab him on Oct. 7, 2015.

    However, witnesses told Ma’an that she had been assaulted by the Israeli settler and did not have any sharp objects on her at the time of the incident.

    Israeli media said at the time that the man sustained light injuries, while Shurouq was shot four times in her upper body, leaving her in serious condition.

    After initially being treated at Hadassah Hospital in Ein Karem, Shurouq was later taken to Hasharon prison.

  • Israel issues 20 demolition orders in East Jerusalem – Middle East Monitor
    https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20161215-israel-issues-20-demolition-orders-in-east-jerusalem

    December 15, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Jerusalem municipality crews today distributed 20 demolition orders for residential buildings in the Issawiya neighbourhood of occupied East Jerusalem.

    Activist and political analyst Hani Al-Issawi said the Israeli municipality filed a request about two weeks ago, at the Israeli court to issue the demolition orders against a large number of buildings which were 20-30 years old giving their owners 30 days to object.

    Al-Issawi said the Israeli municipality wants to demolish 20 buildings which include 80 apartments, where scores of Jerusalemites, including children, live, pointing out that the motive is “purely political rather than because of illegal construction”, because the residential building are located near the illegal Israeli settlement of Ma’aleh Adumim in East Jerusalem.

    The move is part of Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat’s threate to issue more demolition orders against Palestinians if settlers were evacuated from the illegal Amona outpost, Al-Issawi said.

    Israel’s Supreme Court has ordered the Amona outpost to be evacuated by 25 December due to the outpost being built on privately owned Palestinian land.

    #colonisation_de_peuplement

  • After a year in prison, Israeli court denies release of Palestinian circus performer
    Dec. 10, 2016 5:19 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 10, 2016 5:27 P.M.)
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=774356

    BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — After almost one year since Israeli authorities detained Palestinian circus performer Muhammad Faisal Abu Sakha , 23, and placed him under administrative detention, a petition to release him was rejected by the Israeli High Court, according to a Saturday statement from the Palestinian Circus School in Ramallah.

    The statement said that after only 15 minutes of deliberation on Dec. 5, the court rejected the petition to release Abu Sakha based on “the same secret evidence opinion produced by the Military Prosecutor in December 2015,” that was used to justify his administrative detention order.

    The only information provided over the course of Abu Sakha’s detention is that Israeli authorities have deemed him a “security threat,” something the school slammed as an “unfounded claim.”

    The school highlighted the complete the lack of evidence against Sakha, as is typical of administrative detention — Israel’s widely-condemned policy of internment without charge or trial in maximum six-month long renewable intervals based on undisclosed evidence, that even a detainee’s lawyer is barred from viewing.

    “As long as no charges and accessible evidence are formally brought against him, Abu Sakha will be prevented from defending himself and effectively denied his right to a fair trial,” the statement said.

    The school urged foreign missions in Palestine who have previously spoken out against Israel’s administrative detention policy, to “put pressure on Israel to stop the arbitrary use of administrative detention and free all Palestinian administrative detainees or give them the right to a fair trial.”

  • Court drops charges against Israeli security guards over killing of Palestinian siblings
    Oct. 27, 2016 2:54 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 27, 2016 3:07 P.M.)
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=773744

    BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — An Israeli court dropped charges on Wednesday against two Israeli security guards who shot and killed two Palestinian siblings at a checkpoint in April, ruling that there was not sufficient evidence that they had acted improperly.

    A private security contractor shot and killed Maram Salih Hassan Abu Ismail, 23, and her 16-year-old brother Ibrahim Salih Hassan Taha on April 27 at the Qalandiya checkpoint between the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, after Israeli forces said Abu Ismail, who was five months pregnant, threw a knife in the direction of Israeli forces while she was some 20 meters away from them.

    According to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the prosecutors in the case said that Abu Ismail threw a knife at Israeli forces but missed, while her brother tried to pull her away.

    The prosecution further claimed that Taha had one hand in his pocket while approaching the checkpoint, arousing “reasonable suspicion” that he was attempting to commit an attack. Israeli forces also allegedly found a knife on Taha’s body after he was killed, although at no point prior to being shot did he attempt to use it.

    However, witnesses said at the time that the two siblings posed no threat when they were killed, as they mistakenly entered the wrong part of the checkpoint and did not understand Israeli soldiers speaking to them in Hebrew.

    One witness further said that Israeli forces planted knifes on the scene.

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    Court charges Palestinian citizen of Israel with planning attack
    Oct. 27, 2016 5:31 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 27, 2016 6:18 P.M.)
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=773757

    BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — A Palestinian citizen of Israel was indicted on Thursday over suspicions of planning an attack against Israelis, Israeli police said.

    Israeli police spokeswoman Luba al-Samri said in a statement that Mahmoud Moussa Abbasi, a 25-year old resident of East Jerusalem, was detained three weeks earlier by Israeli police in conjunction with Israeli intelligence agency the Shin Bet.

    During interrogations, Israeli forces police reportedly learned that Abbasi was researching how to manufacture pipe bombs to and planning a shooting attack on Israeli security forces and civilians in East Jerusalem.

  • Israeli forces evict Palestinian family in East Jerusalem to make room for settlers
    Sept. 15, 2016 3:46 P.M. (Updated: Sept. 15, 2016 4:28 P.M.)
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=773147

    BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces Thursday evicted a Palestinian family from their home in the neighborhood of Saadiya in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem in order to make room for Jewish-only housing managed by right-wing settler group Ateret Cohanim.

    Mazen Qirrish, the owner of the house, told Palestinian Authority (PA)-run Wafa News Agency that Israeli police broke into the house and gave him an eviction order issued by an Israeli court, claiming that Qirrish was no longer a “protected tenant.”

    Muhannad Jubara, the lawyer for the family, told Ma’an in May that the Qirrish family fell under “protected status,” which refers to certain Palestinians in East Jerusalem who held rental agreements with the Jordanian government before 1967, when Israel occupied the Palestinian territory.

    #colonisation #vol

    • Israel indicts Palestinian astrophysicist despite Thursday decision to free him
      May 29, 2016 8:39 P.M. (Updated: May 29, 2016 9:03 P.M.)
      http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=771674

      RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Palestinian professor and astrophysicist Imad Barghouthi is facing charges of “incitement” by Israeli authorities, despite a decision Thursday by the Israeli military appeals court to release him from custody due to lack of sufficient evidence, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS).

      In a statement released by PPS on Sunday, the group said Israeli military prosecution submitted the indictment to the military court accusing Barghouthi of incitement against Israel on Facebook.

      Earlier on Sunday, the statement added, Israeli intelligence questioned Barghouthi at Ofer prison, where he is being held under Israel’s notorious policy of administrative detention — commonly used as a means of internment without charges or trial based on undisclosed evidence.

      PPS senior lawyer Jawad Boulous described the decision to keep Barghouthi in custody as “extremely absurd,” taking into account that the Israeli military prosecutor announced at Thursday’s court hearing that there was not enough evidence to indict him.

      The appeal presented to the Israeli court was signed by hundreds of scientists and academics from all over the world demanding Barghouthi’s release. A similar petition signed by academics was submitted to Israeli courts during the imprisoned professor’s court hearing earlier in May.

  • Israeli court rejects appeal for hunger-striking journalist
    Jan. 16, 2016 4:27 P.M. (Updated : Jan. 16, 2016 5:55 P.M.)

    BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The Israeli military court of the Ofer prison in the occupied West Bank rejected an appeal to end the administrative detention of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner Muhammad al-Qiq on Saturday.

    Palestinian Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Qaraqe told Ma’an that the court ruled to maintain the six-month administrative detention period for al-Qiq, despite the continuation of a more than 50-day hunger strike by the prisoner.

    Al-Qiq began the strike on Nov. 24, 2015, to protest his administrative detention, which allows Israel to hold him on secret evidence without charge for six-month intervals that can be renewed indefinitely.

    Qaraqe said the court’s rejection of the appeal “proves intentions of revenge” by Israel against the Palestinian prisoner, referring to al-Qiq’s detention as arbitrary as Israeli prosecution had yet to press specific charges against him.

    A lawyer for the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society, Jawad Boulos, told Ma’an earlier this week that the 33-year-old journalist has been held at the HaEmek Medical Center in Afula handcuffed to a hospital bed, and that he was in critical condition.

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    50 prisonniers palestiniens détenus dans la prison de Nafha ont lancé une grève de la faim collective, pour protester contre les mauvais traitements, les transferts fréquents et les mauvaises conditions de détention ; depuis mardi soir, ils renvoient leurs repas. Les grévistes de la faim rejoignent six autres prisonniers palestiniens et arabes qui mènent déjà une grève de la faim individuelle dans les prisons israéliennes, pour protester contre leur détention abusive.

    http://www.info-palestine.net/spip.php?article15842

  • Israeli forces storm East Jerusalem hospital, seize medical records
    Oct. 27, 2015
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=768502

    JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces on Tuesday raided al-Makassed Hospital in the al-Tur neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem and seized the medical file of one of its patients, a staff member told Ma’an.

    The staff member said that “undercover” special units had stormed the hospital’s emergency department, demanding to see the file of a Palestinian they said was treated at the hospital several days before.

    They said that they had permission from an Israeli court to take the file, and refused to leave until it was handed over.

    An Israeli police spokesperson said he had no information of the incident.

    Israeli forces have frequently stormed hospitals to seize medical records and detain patients.

    At the beginning of the month, undercover forces, dressed as Palestinians, detained a Palestinian patient after storming al-Arabi Hospital in Nablus in the northern West Bank.

    In mid-October, the Palestine Red Crescent Society also decried the actions of Israeli forces toward its medical staff.

    The society said that Israeli forces had attacked its ambulance crews and detained Palestinian patients from inside ambulances. It said that the incidents were “a blatant violation” of international humanitarian law.

  • Deux Israéliens détenus à Gaza, dont l’un par le Hamas, affirme Israël
    AFP / 09 juillet 2015
    http://www.romandie.com/news/Deux-Israeliens-detenus-a-Gaza-dont-lun-par-le-Hamas-affirme-Israel/610729.rom

    Jérusalem - Deux Israéliens sont retenus à Gaza dont l’un aux mains du Hamas qui contrôle l’enclave palestinienne, a affirmé jeudi le ministère israélien de la Défense, alors que le mouvement islamiste a déjà procédé à plusieurs échanges d’otages contre des prisonniers avec l’Etat hébreu.

    Le Hamas, de son côté, s’est refusé à tout commentaire officiel sur cette affaire. Un haut cadre du mouvement a toutefois indiqué à l’AFP sous le couvert de l’anonymat qu’aucune négociation n’avait été officiellement ouverte avec les Israéliens au sujet de ces enlèvements, qu’il n’a pas confirmés ou infirmés. Mais, a-t-il prévenu, rien n’est gratuit : avant même toute discussion, le Hamas exigera la libération de tous les prisonniers relâchés en échange du soldat Gilad Shalit et de nouveau emprisonnés depuis.

    Fin 2011, Israël avait accepté de libérer un millier de détenus palestiniens pour que le Hamas libère ce soldat franco-israélien. Depuis, des dizaines de ces prisonniers élargis ont été arrêtés de nouveau par les autorités israéliennes et certains ont de nouveau écopé de peines de prison à perpétuité.

    Le ministère israélien, qui affirme dans son communiqué se baser sur des renseignements crédibles, rapporte que l’Israélo-éthiopien Avraham Mengistu, est retenu contre son gré par le Hamas à Gaza. Il ajoute que l’homme serait entré dans la bande de Gaza le 7 septembre 2014, peu après la fin de la dernière offensive extrêmement meurtrière d’Israël sur la bande de Gaza.

    Le ministère évoque en outre un Arabe israélien aussi retenu à Gaza sans plus d’informations, la censure militaire s’appliquant toujours à cette affaire alors qu’elle vient d’être levée dans le cas de M. Mengistu, affirment les médias israéliens.

    • Two Israelis missing after disappearing into Gaza, one being held by Hamas
      Gag order lifted on disappearance of Israeli-Ethiopian Avera Mengistu, 28, 10 months after he went missing; defense officials say working assumption is that he is both are being held by Hamas, but Mengisru’s whereabouts unknown.
      By Shirly Seidler, Gili Cohen , Barak Ravid, Jack Khoury and Jonathan Lis | Jul. 9, 2015 | 8:32 AM

      An Israeli court lifted reporting restrictions on the disappearance of the Israeli Ethiopian, Avera Mengistu, on Thursday morning, 10 months after he went missing, following a request from Haaretz.

      The name of the Israeli Arab, who had apparently crossed the border with Gaza a number of times in the past, has not yet been released.

      Hamas political bureau chief Khaled Meshal told reporters in Doha on Wednesday that Israel had approached the organization via European mediators and requested the release of two prisoners and two bodies being held in Gaza.

      Meshal said that Hamas could not respond or give details, and would not agree to any negotiations on the matter until Israel released the prisoners who had been freed in the Shalit deal and were rearrested following the abduction and murder of the three Israeli teens in the West Bank.
      (...)

      Not his first time

      On the day of Mengistu’s disappearance, Israeli military surveillance cameras observed a man approaching the Gaza border fence on Zikim Beach. Female Israel Defense Forces soldiers on electronic lookout duty saw he was carrying a bag, which aroused suspicion that he was a Palestinian trying to return to the Gaza Strip.

      IDF Southern Command soldiers stationed in the Gaza sector rushed to the scene. By the time they arrived, however, the man had managed to climb the fence and vanish into the Gaza Strip.

      Mengistu’s brother, Yalo, 32, told Haaretz that Avera left the bag he had been carrying on the beach, with a copy of the Hebrew Bible inside. According to Yalo, it was only when the soldiers opened the bag that they realized he was an Israeli citizen.

      Following the incident, Israel contacted the Red Cross, as well as officials in the Gaza Strip via the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Major General Yoav (Poli) Mordechai. Israel informed them that a mentally challenged Israeli citizen had crossed the border into the Gaza Strip, and demanded his return to Israeli territory.

      Israeli authorities cannot say with any certainty what has happened to Mengistu – whether he is alive or dead, in Gaza or even Egypt, to where he may have continued his journey. This is apparently not the first time he has tried to enter the Gaza Strip.

      ’More than racism’

      Mengistu’s family led calls to publicize his disappearance. “We are fed up. We want to go public with his story,” Yalo told Haaretz. “The day it happened, a person from the Shin Bet security service or the police called me and said my brother was in Gaza. I told my parents and my siblings, and that’s how we found out. But no one came to see us at our home.”

      It was only after Yalo contacted then-MK Pnina Tamano-Shata (Yesh Atid) on Facebook that the family met with army representatives.

      “Two weeks after I contacted Pnina, the commander of the Gaza division came to see us for the first time," recalled Yalo. “He told me they knew my brother was in Gaza, and that they have people who are keeping track of him and will bring him back – but that we should not tell people.”

      Yalo said that if a white person had wandered into the Gaza Strip, the state’s response would have been completely different. “It’s more than racism – I call it ‘anti-Blackism,’” he said. “I am one million percent certain that if he were white, we would not have come to a situation like this.”

      In one of the meetings between the Mengistus and the defense establishment, family members were shown footage from the security camera on the Ashkelon beach, showing how Avera crossed the border.

      “In the film, you see him on the beach,” related Yalo. "He is walking calmly, as though he knows what he is doing, striding across the sand until he comes to the fence – which is the only thing separating [Israel] from Gaza. He climbs over the fence and starts walking. On the Gaza side, you see two people in the water and another person [on the beach]. My brother starts walking, climbs a hill where there is a tent and three people, and he sits with them. End of story.”

      According to the missing man’s brother, representatives of the IDF’s Gaza division later took the family to the beach. “They told us that soldiers approached him and called out to him to stop, but that he didn’t agree and climbed over the fence. You don’t see the soldiers in the film.”

      This version also contradicts the previous Southern Command story that soldiers were sent to stop Mengistu, but didn’t reach him before he cleared the fence.

  • Israeli court brings 12 charges against MP Khalida Jerrar | Maan News Agency
    http://www.maannews.com/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=760550

    BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — An Israeli military court has brought 12 charges against Palestinian lawmaker Khalida Jerrar in connection to her membership of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, an international rights group said.

    Having been detained and interrogated since Apr. 2, Jerrar was charged by the Israeli military prosecution on Wednesday, according to a report released Friday by Amnesty International.

    Charges included membership of an illegal organization, participation in protests, and incitement to kidnap Israeli soldiers.

    A review of the charges against her will take place on Apr. 29, the report said.

    Jerrar’s defense team argued there was no basis to the incitement charge and that it was vindictive, according to Amnesty’s report.

  • Israel sentences Khalida Jarrar to 4 months’ administrative detention | Maan News Agency
    http://www.maannews.com/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=760304

    RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — An Israeli court has sentenced Palestinian lawmaker and member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Khalida Jarrar to four months in administrative detention, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society said Sunday.

    Israeli forces detained Jarrar after raiding her home in the al-Irsal neighborhood of al-Bireh near Ramallah on Thursday night.

    An Israeli army spokeswoman told Ma’an that she was detained for being the leader of a ’terrorist organization’, and had encouraged ’terror activities’ in recent weeks.

    Head of the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society, Fares Qaddura, denounced Jarrar’s arrest as a “revengeful act” carried out after she refused to agree to an Israeli army decision to relocate her from the Ramallah district to Jericho.

    Israeli authorities issued the order last August.

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    • The military commander issues a 6 month administrative detention order against PLC member Khalida Jarrar
      http://www.addameer.org/etemplate.php?id=753

      Occupied Ramallah – 05/04/2015 – The military commander of the occupation forces issued a 6-month administrative detention order against PLC member and vice chairperson of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association Khalida Jarrar today. The director of the legal unit at Addameer Mahmoud Hassan reported that the order confirmation hearing session of Khalida’s order will be held on Wednesday 08/04/2015 at Ofer Military Court near Ramallah.