March 24th, 2010 | Add a Comment
Lacerated wounds are seen on the back of Omar Alaaeddin, a 25 year-old Palestinian from the village of alMa’asara during his medical examination a day after his release from Israeli jail, on 23.03.2010. Omar was nabbed from the Container Checkpoint on Sunday the 14th, March, and was subsequently beaten for several hours. Alaaeddin reports having been also tortured in the Israeli Russian Compound Jail in Jerusalem. He was released yesterday with no charges pressed against him. Omar is known to be one of the organizers of the weekly demonstrations against the Wall in the village of Al Ma’sara. This is the second time this month that an organizer from al Ma’asara are detained and assaulted at the container checkpoint after Border Police officers recognized them from demonstrations.
Written by Jesse Bacon
JESSE BACON (Philadelphia) is a freelance activist and father. He has a Masters in teaching from Roosevelt University in Chicago. He is an observant progressive Jew, and is trying to be a good ally for Palestinians and all dispossessed peoples, while staying true to the best traditions in Judaism. He visited Israel and Palestine in 1996, 2001, and 2002. He served for three years on the local steering committee of Jewish Voice for Peace-Chicago, and one year on the board of Pursue the Peace in Seattle. Read his posts here.
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