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American-Jewish young man is being harassed and treated unfairly he is then arrested in Jerusalem for speaking out against the Israeli occupation. How sad ,he had the courage to speak out but then was arrested … so unfair.
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from AJE’s Inside Story:
William Hague, the British foreign minister, has pledged that the UK will quickly amend a law that has allowed pro-Palestinian activists to request arrest warrants for visiting Israeli officials over alleged war crimes.
Activists in Britain have sought the arrest of Israeli officials in the past under the principle of “universal jurisdiction”, which allows courts to prosecute alleged war crimes from elsewhere in the world.
The reassurance came after Israel suspended ‘special strategic dialogue’ with the UK in protest over the law.
But what message is the UK sending to the rest of the world?
Joining Inside Story to discuss this are: Jeremy Corbyn, a member of the British parliament and a founding member of the Stop the War Coalition; Mark Taylor, an international legal analyst; and Dan Schueftan, the director of national security studies at the University of Haifa.
via IMEMC (International Middle East Media Center):
The Israeli Authorities decided to file charges against a 12-year-old Palestinian child from the southern West Bank city of Hebron after arresting him and charging him with throwing stones at the Israeli military.
The child was identified as al-Hasan al-Mohtasib, 12. His 7-year-old brother was also detained but was released later on.
Their father, Fadel, said that his sons were in al-Shallalah Street, in the center of Hebron. His 7-year-old son, al-Amir, was released ten hours after his was kidnapped by the army.
He added that local residents told him that soldiers kidnapped his two children and took them to the nearby al-Karaj military camp.
He went to the camp and the soldiers told him that his sons were moved to al-Haram military camp in the city. Upon arriving at the second military base, he was informed that his children were moved to the police station in Keryat Arba Jewish settlement, in the center of Hebron.
He went to the police station in Keryat Arba’ but to no avail. When he returned back home, he found his 7-year-old child standing in front of the door, shaking and terrified.
Later on, an adult detainee at the Ofer detention center, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, phoned him and told him that his son al-Hasan is there, and that he will be sent to court.
Al-Mohtasib voiced an appeal to human rights groups, and Defense for Children International, to intervene and ensure the release of his child.
The Observer covered Al Hasan’s story on March 14: Jail ordeal of hundreds of Palestinian children arrested for throwing stones
Find out more and how you can help at Defence of Children International
Last year, during protests against the attack on Gaza, a mixed group of demonstrators clashed with police. But when the alleged culprits were arrested in dawn raids, nearly all those taken were young Muslims.
Badi Tebani and his wife were sleeping peacefully when all hell broke loose. He shudders at the memory. The front door was forced open, and then came the screaming. “Wah, wah, wah, get down, get down, you are under arrest.” Any number of voices. He thought it was a nightmare – that he was back in Algeria in the bad old days before he was granted political asylum in Britain, and that the military had broken into the house. When he opened his eyes, his bedroom was full of police officers. “I have diabetes and high blood pressure,” he says quietly. “It was worse than Algeria, even. I became very depressed.” – Read more…
Sign the petition demanding:
- The release of all those imprisoned
- that all further charges are dropped
- an independent investigation into the many complaints about police behaviour at the demonstrations which have all the been rejected by the IPCC
- an end to the intimidation of the Muslim community
- the right to protest for all
UK government may act during Christmas
“At today’s PMQ the Conservatives made a shocking demand. William Hague MP [standing in for Conservative leader Cameron], suggested possible pressure on the judiciary and whatever it takes to ensure Israeli politicians would not be subjected to an arrest warrant for their responsibilities for war crimes. Harman MP [standing in for Gordon Brown] fully and shamelessly endorsed his demand.”
Clip of the Hague–Harman exchange followed by a question from Bob Marshall-Andrews about The Geneva Conventions Act:
Following arrest warrant for Tzipi Livni, British government ‘urgently’ looking at changing the law
Please act now! Contact your MP!
Following the news that Tzipi Livni, who served as Foreign Minister in the Israeli government that planned and executed Israel’s brutal bombing and massacre in Gaza, faced arrest if she entered Britain, tell the government there must be no impunity for Israeli war criminals. Please act URGENTLY – if possible email your MP today, and come to the vigil on 27 December to show the government that we will not let them forget Gaza.
Ask your MP to do the following:
1. Sign Early Day Motion 502 tabled by Jeremy Corbyn MP
Defending the right to bring war criminals to justice:
Israeli ex-Minister Livni called off her planned visit to London after a Westminster magistrate issued an warrant for her arrest for her involvement in the planning of war crimes in Gaza.
Like the verdicts of British juries that the Israeli Army murdered Tom Hurndall and journalist James Miller, previous arrest warrants for war crimes against Doron Almog, and the hurried exit of other Israeli generals, the latest UK magistrate’s decision to issue an arrest warrant for an Israeli Government official on war crimes charges adds to the long-term build up of pressure for the British Government to break with its support for Israel.
Channel 4 report and debate with Jewish Chronicle’s Stephen Pollard and Daud Abdullah from MCB:
If Britain’s foreign secretary has faith in his country’s standards of justice, this is the phonecall he should make.