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Palestinian political prisoner Abdallah Abu Rahmah released from Israeli prison

March 14th, 2011 | Posted in Palestine, Prisoners

March 14, 2011, Palestinian activist Abdallah Abu Rahmah released from Israeli prison.

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Photo: Iyas Abu Rahmah. Palestinian community activist Abdallah Abu Rahmah upon release from Israeli prison.

Palestinian community activist Abdallah Abu Rahmah, from Bil’in, Palestine, has been released from Israeli prison after being jailed for sixteen month as a political prisoner. Abu Rahmah visited Canada in 2009 to speak in Montreal on a lawsuit launched by Bil’in village against two companies registered in Quebec, Green Mount International and Green Park International, due their involvement in constructing Israeli settlements on agricultural lands belonging to Bil’in, which had been confiscated previously by the Israeli state.

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Report: Mass arrests of Palestinian children in East Jerusalem

November 16th, 2010 | Posted in Palestine, Prisoners

Report Defence for Children International – DCI Palestine October 2010 download PDF

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Photo Israeli occupation forces patrol the Old City of Hebron, in occupied Palestine.

In October, DCI-Palestine collected information relating to the arrest of 17 children from the Silwan neighbourhood in occupied East Jerusalem, although lawyers and fieldworkers for DCI-Palestine estimate that the overall number of children arrested in the Silwan neighbourhood in October is considerably higher.

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Israel Arrests 100 Palestinian Children From Jerusalem Last Month

November 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Palestine, Prisoners
    Palestine News Network – PNN Jerusalem 01.11.10

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    Photo: Wolf Bonpiedbonoeil Palestinian youth in Beit Djibril refugee camp.

Human rights groups issued a report saying that the Israeli military police, better known as the border police, arrested 100 Palestinian children from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan in October.

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From Palestine to Canada: Defending the rights of human rights defenders

November 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Canada, Palestine, Prisoners
    McGill University lecture feat. Ala’ Jaradat of Addameer

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    Wednesday, November 3rd, 18h-20h
    McGill University
    Day Chancellor Hall room 102
    3644 Peel Street
    Montreal, QC
    Canada

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Bil’in’s Abdallah Abu Rahmah sentenced to a year in prison

October 14th, 2010 | Posted in Boycott, Palestine, Prisoners
    Palestine Popular Struggle Coordination Committee 11 Oct 2010

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    Photo: Israeli soldier attempts to cover camera in the West Bank

Bil’in protest organizer Abdallah Abu Rahmah was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment today, for his involvement in his village’s unarmed struggle against the wall.

Abdallah Abu Rahmah was sentenced today to 12 months in prison, plus 6 months suspended sentence for 3 years and a fine of 5,000 NIS. In the sentencing, the judge cited the non-implementation of an Israeli High Court ruling which declared the current route of the wall on Bil’in’s land illegal as a mitigating factor.

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Stand in Solidarity with Palestinian Political Prisoners in Bil’in

September 25th, 2010 | Posted in Palestine, Quebec, Prisoners
    solidarity statement Montreal September 2010

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Photo Lazar Simeonov Palestinian activist & political prisoner Adeeb Abu Rahma

For over five years the Palestinian village of Bil’in has sustained a grassroots struggle for land and livelihood. Every Friday, Palestinian villagers brave a volley of sound grenades, tear gas canisters and rubber-coated steel bullets to stage demonstrations against the apartheid wall and the construction of Israeli settlements on Palestinian agricultural lands.

In many ways, Bil’in’s creative tactics have captured the imaginations of thousands of people both in Quebec and around the world, and have inspired other Palestinian villages across the West Bank. Resistance remains ongoing despite considerable repression on the part of Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF).

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Spanish Parliament condemns Abdallah Abu Rahmah’s conviction

September 8th, 2010 | Posted in Boycott, Palestine, Prisoners
    8 September 2010 | Popular Struggle

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    Photo Painting on Israeli apartheid wall.

The Spanish Parliament followed the footsteps of the EU and the Desmond Tutu of the Elders, and joined the rising tide of international criticism over Abu Rahmah’s conviction of incitement by an Israeli military court.

The Spanish Parliament’s Intergroup for Palestine issued a statement that expressed their “deep concern that Abdallah Abu Rahmah’s potential incarceration aims at preventing him and other Palestinians from exercising their legitimate right to protest against the existence of the Wall in a non violent manner.” (full text of the statement is available below or here in the Spanish original)

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Independent Experts Review Israel’s Compliance with UN Convention

August 6th, 2010 | Posted in Palestine, Prisoners
    Defence for Children International – DCI Palestine – July 30, 2010

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    Photo Palestinian child in Gaza collects water.

On 29 July 2010, the UN Human Rights Committee (the Committee) issued Concluding Observations after reviewing the State of Israel’s compliance with the Convention on Civil and Political Rights (CCPR) earlier this month. Compliance by parties to the Convention is reviewed every four years by the Committee, which consists of 18 independent and internationally recognised experts. During its 99th Session in July, the Committee also considered compliance with the Convention by three other states under the periodic review process.

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Groups urge Clinton to intervene in case of jailed rights defender

August 1st, 2010 | Posted in Palestine, Prisoners
    Open letter, 29 July 2010

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    Photo Prison window on cracked wall.

following letter was sent to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on 26 July 2010:

As human rights advocates and representatives of nongovernmental organizations working to promote internationally recognized human rights standards in the US and around the world, we welcomed the important message you delivered to the Community of Democracies in Krakow on 3 July 2010. We wholeheartedly agree that civil society is an essential element in a free nation and plays an important role in identifying and eradicating injustices. As you rightly noted, it was through the critically important work of human rights activists and civil society that the US was able to be put on the path of racial equality.

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Israel faces child-abuse claims

June 4th, 2010 | Posted in Palestine, Prisoners
    Al Jazeera report May 31 2010.

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Photo ActiveStills Palestinian family walks along in Israeli occupied Palestine.

An international children’s rights charity has said it has evidence that Palestinian children held in Israeli custody have been subjected to sexual abuse in an effort to extract confessions from them.

The Geneva-based Defence for Children International (DCI) has collected 100 sworn affadavits from Palestinian children who said they were mistreated by their Israeli captors.

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