Abdallah Abu Rahmah's first trial from 2005 had reached conclusion yesterday, with his sentencing to two months of imprisonment and a six months suspended sentence for participating and organizing demonstrations and for walking the streets of his village during a curfew designed to prevent a demonstration. A verdict in Abu Rahmah's main case for which he is already in jail since December is expected soon.
Defense officials warn Fayyad public uprising could turn violent.
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The ordeal of a 21-year-old Palestinian - and of the people his testimony incriminated - reveals the lengths Israeli authorities will go to, to fabricate evidence against those who demonstrate weekly against the security fence.
It could be expected that a country that has ruled another nation for many years would show tolerance toward manifestations of unarmed protest against the occupation and its ills. The state should also respect the right of other countries' citizens to show solidarity with the local people and join protests alongside Israeli and Palestinian activists.
Activists: Israel is concerned with 'popular resistance' demonstrations against settlement policies.
What the IDF is doing in Bil'in and Na'alin should disturb every Israeli, whether right-wing or left-wing - because this is about the very nature of the regime of the country in which we live.
Ashraf Abu Rahma, who was shot by IDF soldier during anti-fence protest takes stand in military court, says he was arrested for no reason, bound, and beaten by soldiers. 'I heard a shot, I was hit, and I fell,' he testifies