Tagged: Court

Primary Suspect in West Bank Arson to Be Charged With Murder Next Week News Roundup
Chaim Levinson & Sharon Pulwer, Haaretz

Primary Suspect in West Bank Arson to Be Charged With Murder Next Week

The primary suspect in the West Bank firebombing case is to be charged with murder in the coming days, according to a declaration submitted to a central Israeli court by state prosecutors on Wednesday. The prosecution informed the Petah Tikva Magistrate's Court that it intends to submit an indictment within five days. The declaration did not provide further details on the charges.

on December 30, 2015
Israeli Security Forces Continue Blasting Homes With HCJ Approval, Demolishing Other Nearby Homes… News Roundup
B'Tselem

Israeli Security Forces Continue Blasting Homes With HCJ Approval, Demolishing Other Nearby Homes…

On the night of 3 December 2015, Israeli military forces entered Nablus and blew up the home of Ragheb ‘Aliewa’s wife and two-year-old son. ‘Aleiwa is accused of involvement in the attack in which Na’ama and Eitam Henkin were killed on 1 October 2015. The demolition was carried out subsequent to the 1 December 2015 ruling by the High Court of Justice (HCJ).

on December 7, 2015
Israeli Military Court Sentences Palestinian Lawmaker to 15 Months in Jail News Roundup
Vice

Israeli Military Court Sentences Palestinian Lawmaker to 15 Months in Jail

Palestinian legislator Khalida Jarrar was sentenced to 15 months in jail on Monday by an Israeli military court in the West Bank, making her the sixth member of the Palestinian Legislative Council currently in Israeli detention. The sentence was part of a plea bargain that saw Jarrar convicted on 12 counts, including belonging belonging to an illegal organization, violating a travel ban, and incitement to kidnap Israeli soldiers.

on December 7, 2015
Israel Moves to Shut Down the Only Palestinian Theater in Jerusalem News Roundup
Abir Kopty, Mondoweiss

Israel Moves to Shut Down the Only Palestinian Theater in Jerusalem

The Palestinian National Theatre “Al Hakawati” published today an appeal to Jerusalem institutions and businessmen in the city to save the theatre from closure during the next 48 hours. According to the theatre’s statement, director Amer Khalil, received a phone call on Thursday morning 11/26/2015 from the Israeli Enforcement and Collection Authority (ECA), responsible for debt collection and law enforcement, notifying him of the intention to complete the seizure of the theatre building in 48 hours.

on November 27, 2015
Family Blasts No Jail Time for Israeli Officer Who Beat Palestinian-American Teen News Roundup
Talya Zax, Forward

Family Blasts No Jail Time for Israeli Officer Who Beat Palestinian-American Teen

The Florida family of a Palestinian-American teen beaten by Israeli police slammed the decision to free an officer without any prison time as “definitely not justice.” “It’s typical,” said Suhad Abukhdeir, the aunt of Tariq Abu Khdeir, whose brutal 2014 beating in Jerusalem was captured on videotape. “There’s nothing else to expect.”

on November 20, 2015
Israel Ignoring Construction of Two Unauthorized West Bank Roads, Including One on Palestinian Land News Roundup
Chaim Levinson, Haaretz

Israel Ignoring Construction of Two Unauthorized West Bank Roads, Including One on Palestinian Land

The government is ignoring the construction of two new roads in the West Bank, one of them over private Palestinian land, which are meant to replace two other roads the Supreme Court ordered demolished. The state says the two new roads have never been challenged in court, so there is no reason they cannot be built.

on November 18, 2015
Israel Targets Boycotters as EU Moves Against Settlements News Roundup
Edo Konrad, +972 Magazine

Israel Targets Boycotters as EU Moves Against Settlements

The European Union approved a plan Wednesday to begin labeling goods produced in West Bank settlements, raising the ire of the Israeli government, even prompting a response from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. On the very same day, the Knesset approved a preliminary reading of a bill to ban individuals who call for a boycott of Israel.

on November 11, 2015
Nearly 3 Years After Samir Awad Was Killed: By End of 2015, Indictments to be Served on Minor Charge News Roundup
B'Tselem

Nearly 3 Years After Samir Awad Was Killed: By End of 2015, Indictments to be Served on Minor Charge

Yesterday, 8 November 2015, Israel’s High Court of Justice (HCJ) ruled that the State Attorney’s Office must file indictments against two soldiers involved in the killing of 16-year-old Palestinian Samir ‘Awad, by the end of December 2015 – almost three years after the incident took place. The HCJ also ruled that the petition filed jointly by Ahmad ‘Awad, Samir’s father, and by B’Tselem had been exhausted, unless the State Attorney’s Office updates the Court of a change in its decision.

on November 9, 2015
Four Soldiers From Haredi Battalion Indicted for Abusing Palestinian Prisoners News Roundup
Gili Cohen, Haaretz

Four Soldiers From Haredi Battalion Indicted for Abusing Palestinian Prisoners

Four soldiers from the Israel Defense Forces’ battalion for ultra-Orthodox Jews were indicted Thursday for numerous instances of suspected abuse of Palestinian prisoners. In one incident, soldiers are accused of electrocuting a prisoner and filming the act on a cell phone.

on October 30, 2015
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