Detention in The Media

Eight Palestinian youths and the crime they didn’t commit
08.08.2010
After two years, a case against Palestinian teenagers accused of throwing stones was overturned when the military prosecution backed out. The suspects pleaded innocent all along, saying they’d been in school By Amira Hass 8 August 2010 Haaretz Eight Palestinian teenagers were tried in the court of military judge Lt. Col. Menashe Vahnish on...
Why doesn’t Clinton care about my jailed husband?
13.07.2010
By Janan Abdu The Electronic Intifada 13 July 2010 Janan Abdu with her two daughters outside a closed-door hearing on her husband Ameer Makhoul’s arrest, 12 May 2010. (Oren Ziv/ActiveStills) I used to tell my husband, Ameer Makhoul, “One day, they’ll come for you.” As chairman of the Public Committee for the Protection of Political Freedoms he’d...
IDF to probe death of Palestinian protester at West Bank rally
12.07.2010
By Anshel Pfeffer 12 July 2010 Haaretz The Military Advocate General on Monday ordered the army’s criminal investigations unit to investigate the death of a Palestinian protester who was killed by a tear gas canister at a demonstration in Bil’in in April 2009. The Military Advocate General had refused to open a criminal investigation into the...
A Palestinian arrest so ridiculous even the Israeli judges smiled
15.02.2010
By Amira Hass 15 February 2010 Haaretz Something about 12-year-old Bassam caused two Israelis to smile. Two Palestinians noticed, but did not remember their smiles as being disparaging or arrogant. On the contrary. The Palestinians regarded the smiles as a rare moment in which two Israelis - and not just any Israelis, but military judges -...
Arrestations en série de militants palestiniens en lutte contre la “clôture de sécurité” israélienne
30.12.2009
By Benjamin Barthe 30 December 2009 Le Monde Dans les territoires occupés, la silhouette de Jamal Juma passait rarement inaperçue. Corpulent, le front dégarni et le sourire aux lèvres, ce quadragénaire, coordinateur de “Stop the wall”, la campagne de protestation contre la barrière de séparation israélienne, se bagarrait sur tous les fronts. Dans...
Arrestations en série de militants palestiniens en lutte contre la “clôture de sécurité” israélienne
30.12.2009
By Benjamin Barthe 30 December 2009 Le Monde Dans les territoires occupés, la silhouette de Jamal Juma passait rarement inaperçue. Corpulent, le front dégarni et le sourire aux lèvres, ce quadragénaire, coordinateur de “Stop the wall”, la campagne de protestation contre la barrière de séparation israélienne, se bagarrait sur tous les fronts. Dans...
Danger: Popular struggle
23.12.2009
By Amira Hass December 23, 2009 Haaretz There is an internal document that has not been leaked, or perhaps has not even been written, but all the forces are acting according to its inspiration: the Shin Bet, Israel Defense Forces, Border Police, police, and civil and military judges. They have found the true enemy who refuses to whither away: The...
Breaking Palestine’s peaceful protest
23.12.2009
Neve Gordon 23 December 2009 The Guardian Palestinians have a long history of nonviolent resistance but Israel has continuously deployed methods to destroy it “Why,” I have often been asked, “haven’t the Palestinians established a peace movement like the Israeli Peace Now?” The question itself is problematic, being based on many erroneous...
Inside Israeli jails, the real victims of a cry for justice
24.11.2009
By Jesse Rosenfeld 24 November 2009 The National Amid the growing media fever over a possible prisoner swap involving the release of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier held by Hamas, another young captive has a less visible public profile – but personifies Israel’s chokehold on Palestinian self-expression. Mohammad Othman, 33, from the West Bank...
Filling up Israel’s jails to no avail
20.10.2009
By Seth Freedman 20 October 2009 The Guardian The plight of Palestinian activist Mohammad Othman has dominated the agendas of NGOs in the region ever since his detention in late September. However, while his case is at the forefront of their minds, Othman is just one of 11,000 Palestinian prisoners currently held in Israeli jails, 800 of whom are...

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