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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Palestinian/ Israeli update 4/9/2017...Fierce Clashes in Major Palestinian Refugee Camp in South Lebanon

IDF run down and brutally attack a Palestinian youth



Israel shuts down Gaza crossings ahead of Jewish holiday




Cruelty spurred me to aid Palestinian prisoners — ousted lawmaker


https://electronicintifada.net/content/cruelty-spurred-me-aid-palestinian-prisoners-ousted-lawmaker




Basel Ghattas, a former member of Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, was convicted in March on a slew of charges after being caught smuggling mobile phones and documents to so-called security prisoners in Israeli detention. As a result of a plea bargain, Ghattas – a parliamentarian for the Joint List, a coalition of Palestinian parties in Israel that includes his party, Balad – now faces two years in jail and, depending on the presiding judge, awaits to hear the length of any probation, whether he will pay a fine and if the conviction will impact any possible political role in the future.

The sentencing is due this Sunday.

In a wide-ranging interview, Ghattas told The Electronic Intifada that he had no regrets over actions he undertook for humanitarian and conscientious reasons. He also said the current situation for Palestinian citizens of Israel was rapidly deteriorating as Israeli society moves ever rightward.

“You’ll find a less and less heterogeneous society among Israeli Jews these days,” Ghattas said. “What historically was the Left, the labor movement that actually created the country, is being weakened all the time. Within the Israeli consensus, right-wing values are prevailing.”

Danny Ayalon, Senior Israeli Diplomat Apr 09, 2017




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