Updates: Committee Members in Ni’lin, Al-Ma’asara Freed, Israeli Photographer Undergoes Surgery, High Court Hearing for PSP Co-Founder

23 July 2008

In the last 3 weeks several prominent activists from Ni’lin and Al-Ma’asara, the sites of ongoing Anti-Wall demonstrations, have been arrested. On Sunday, July 20, After 2 weeks of imprisonment and 2 bail hearings the two members of the South Betlehem Popular Committee who were arrested on July 4 were released when supporters from the Betlehem community, Israeli anarchists, and PSP raised 12,000 shekels bail. Salah Khawaja, a medic and also member of the Popular Committee of Ni’lin, who was brutally assaulted and arrested on July 13, was released on bail after 9 days in prison. He intends to sue the Israeli military for his false arrest and abuse while in their custody.

Keren, an Israeli photographer who was shot in the hip from close range by a rubber-coated steel bullet, had to undergo surgery last week when doctors finally discovered that the steel center of the bullet had indeed entered her leg and traveled several centimeters. The surgery was successful in removing the bullet and she is recovering at home.

Finally, the Israeli High Court has agreed to hear the appeal of the administrative detention of Mousa Abu Maria, Co-founder and coordinator of PSP, on August 7.

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