Democracy in action


By suzanna
August 10, 2011
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Bushra Altaweel, a 17 year-old teenager was arrested on July 6th 2011, during a dawn raid at her home in Al-Bireh, near Ramallah in West Bank.

No explanation was given for her arrest, and more than a month later she has not been charged without any crime.

It is believed that she was targeted for arrest by Israeli occupation forces because her father, Mr Jamal Altaweel is an elected mayor for Al-Bireh city in West Bank.

Family members of elected officials have been venerable to arrest due to the Israeli occupation policy of targeting families of elected Palestinian politicians as a means of applying political pressure.

Last year, the same family was targeted – Bushra’s mother, Mrs Muthanna Altaweel, was held in administrative detention for a full year.

No charge has been brought against Bushra after 30 days in detention, and the Israeli courts have delayed in convening a session where her case was due to be heard, delaying her release.

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Real Real Zionist

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:10

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But they share our values Suzanna, don't ever forget that


rushkin

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:39

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More democracy in action:

9th August 2011

Ayed Dudeen, who in June was released after spending nearly 4 years in prison WITHOUT CHARGE or trial, has been re-arrested. Ayed was the first case in Addameer’s recently launched Prisoners at Risk Campaign, and his re-arrest confirms that the Israeli authorities have no intention of letting him enjoy his newfound freedom after nearly 19 years in and out of prison.

At approximately 2 a.m. on Tuesday 9 August, 50 Israeli soldiers raided Ayed Dudeen’s home in Dura village near Hebron and ordered the entire family out of the house while they searched and ransacked it. The soldiers broke down the door of the family’s pantry in the process, and confiscated one laptop and two phones. Neither Ayed nor his family has been informed of the reasons for his arrest, and at this stage it is not known where Ayed is being held.


rushkin

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:42

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Over the course of his detention, Ayed’s administrative detention orders were renewed a total of 30 times, meaning that his detention was extended every two months on average. As with all other administrative detainees, Ayed’s detention was based on secret information collected by the Israeli Security Agency (ISA), available to the military judge reviewing his detention orders BUT NOT to Ayed or his lawyer. This violates international human rights law, which permits some limited use of administrative detention in emergency situations, but requires that the authorities follow basic rules for detention, including a fair hearing at which the detainee can challenge the reasons for his or her detention. These minimum rules of due process were clearly violated in Ayed’s case, leaving him without any legitimate means to defend himself.


Harvey

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 16:53

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My God it's a troll feeding frenzy .


Advis3r

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 17:38

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RRZ Rushkin Suzanna = trolls [Polite Notice:Please do not feed the trolls]


StevenKalka

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 17:53

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The trolls all deserve each other.


amber

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 11:04

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It should be noted that suzanna, the author of this piece, has expressed antisemitic views on these blogs, and openly expressed admiration for the antisemitic racist terror organization Hamas, which is committed to the extermination of every Jew on earth. She is, in short, a mouthpiece for Hamas.

That the JC gives her space for her racist lies is astonishing - and shameful.


Watchful Iris (not verified)

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 23:08

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It should be noted that amber, the author of the above comment, has expressed extremist Jewish supremacist views on these blogs, and openly expressed approval of the illegal occupation of Palestinian land and the accompanying and inherent apartheid enforced by the IDF, which is committed to the extermination of every Palestinian on earth. She is, in short, a mouthpiece for Jewish fascism.

That the JC gives her space for her racist lies is astonishing-and shameful.


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Mon, 08/15/2011 - 09:45

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