Great news on the heels of the horrible killings in Itamar settlement and Netanyahu’s exploitation of them. It’s good to have a hopeful example even if its freedom for a man who should have never been imprisoned. Indeed, the protests Abdallah Abu Rahmah helped organize are still going on after he served 16 month sentence, and he intends to rejoin them, which should be a sign to Israel to quit jailing people for inciting against injustice and instead figuring out how deal justly everyone under its rule.
Jailed Bil’in Protest Organizer, Abdallah Abu Rahmah, Released One Day Behind Schedule
Abu Rahmah was released this evening, after having served the 16 months sentence imposed on him by the Israeli Military Court of Appeals for organizing demonstrations. Abu Rahmah was received by his family, friends and supporters at the prison’s gate and vowed to continue the struggle.
After much delay, Abu Rahmah who was supposed to have already been released yesterday, was finally released from the Ofer Military Prison this evening. He was received by hundreds who waited for him at the prison’s gate.
Abu Rahmah, who during his trial was declared a human rights defender by the EU and a prisoner of conscious by Amnesty International, vowed to continue struggling against the Occupation, despite his unjust imprisonment and the six-months suspended sentence still imposed on him. He said, “On my release, I have no intention to go back home and sit there idly. In fact, by imprisoning me they have silenced me long enough. Our cause is just, it is one striving for freedom and equality, and I intend to continue fighting for it just as I have before”.
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