Tuesday, December 14, 2010

"Peace Activist Released From Israeli Prison" [Great News!] -- IMEMC

The Israeli Authorities released Adeeb Abu Rahma, 40, one of the leaders of the nonviolent movement against the Annexation Wall and settlements in Bil’in village near the central West Bank city of Ramallah.
Abu Rahma spent 18 months behind bars; he was forced to pay a 6.000 NIS fine. He was also sentenced to six months suspended sentence for four years.

The Israeli prosecution accused Abu Rahma of “obstructing the work of the army” and of “incitement” in addition to participating in protests against the Wall and settlement

On August 30, the Ofer Israeli Military Court sentenced Abu Rahma to 12 months imprisonment and additional 12 months of suspended sentence, while the Israeli prosecution managed to add six more months, and 12 additional months of suspended sentence.

Two months ago, Abdullah Abu Rahma, coordinator of the Bil’in Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements, in Bil’in, was sentenced to twelve months in prison, and 6 months suspended sentence for three years, and a fine of 5.000 NIS.

Bil’in is one of the leading villages in nonviolent resistance against the Israeli occupation, the Annexation Wall and settlements.

Several Palestinians were killed during nonviolent protests while hundreds of locals, Israeli and international peace activists, were injured due to the excessive use of force by the Israeli military.

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