Tagged: Law

Israeli Military Court Sentences Palestinian Lawmaker to 15 Months in Jail
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
Military Court Sentences Feminist Palestinian Lawmaker to 15 Months
Yael Marom, +972 Magazine

Military Court Sentences Feminist Palestinian Lawmaker to 15 Months

An Israeli military court sentenced Palestinian parliamentarian Khalida Jarrar to 15 months in prison on Sunday. Jarrar, who is a prominent critic of the Palestinian Authority — and specifically its security coordination with Israel — was sentenced after eight months imprisonment, some of which were spent in administrative detention.

on December 7, 2015
Israel Targets Boycotters as EU Moves Against Settlements
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
Israeli Minister ‘Knows Who Started Fire That Killed Palestinian Toddler’ but No Arrests Made
Robert Tait, The Telegraph

Israeli Minister ‘Knows Who Started Fire That Killed Palestinian Toddler’ but No Arrests Made

Moshe Ya'alon, Israel's defence minister, has drawn criticism after saying investigators know the culprits behind a horrific fire that killed three Palestinians but have refrained from charging them. Mr Ya'alon also confirmed that the authorities were convinced the July 31 arson attack in the West Bank village of Duma was carried out by Jewish extremists.

on September 11, 2015
The Unbearable Ease of Destroying Palestinian Homes
Haaretz

The Unbearable Ease of Destroying Palestinian Homes

On the last day of August Israel Defense Forces carried out 15 raids on various communities in the West Bank. This was reported by the PLO’s negotiation affairs department on the basis of reports by the Palestinian security forces. Such raids are routine and on that day too they ended with arrests, clashes with residents here and there, entry into residents' homes and orders to show up at the offices of the Shin Bet security service.

on September 11, 2015
It’s Time to Admit It. Israeli Policy Is What It Is: Apartheid
Bradley Burston, Haaretz

It’s Time to Admit It. Israeli Policy Is What It Is: Apartheid

What I'm about to write will not come easily for me. I used to be one of those people who took issue with the label of apartheid as applied to Israel. I was one of those people who could be counted on to argue that, while the country's settlement and occupation policies were anti-democratic and brutal and slow-dose suicidal, the word apartheid did not apply.

on August 17, 2015
Palestinian Rights Group Files Lawsuit Against PA ‘Torture’
Ma'an News Agency

Palestinian Rights Group Files Lawsuit Against PA ‘Torture’

A Palestinian rights group filed a civil lawsuit against the Palestinian Authority in request of one million dollars in compensation for a Palestinian that was allegedly tortured while in the custody of a PA detention center, a press release said Thursday.

on August 14, 2015
World Should Unite to Prevent Injustice in the West Bank
Tom Pessah, Contra Costa Times

World Should Unite to Prevent Injustice in the West Bank

Californians, of all people, should recognize what it means to drive people off their land. In the 1850s and 1860s, the state funded yearly expeditions that emptied entire areas of their Native American presence. But this is not only a historical phenomenon: In the West Bank, Israeli settlers and the Israeli government have attempted for decades to eradicate the small Palestinian village of Susiya.

on August 11, 2015
‘My Son Was Executed by the Police’
Jonathan Cook, Al Jazeera

‘My Son Was Executed by the Police’

Fifteen years after Israeli police shot her 19-year-old son Ahmed in the eye, killing him instantly, Hadiya Jabareen has yet to lay his ghost to rest. Instead, the mother of six has watched Bentzi Sau, the commander who oversaw the police operation in which Ahmed and 12 other demonstrators died, rise rapidly through the ranks.

on July 12, 2015
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