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Israeli court sentences Palestinian blind man to 2 years behind bars

[ 07/07/2007 - 03:44 PM ]


The Israeli occupation military court in Salem detention center has passed a two-year sentence against the Palestinian blind detainee Ra'ed Suwailem on charges of membership in Hamas Movement.

The court also accused Suwailem of giving religious lectures in mosques and passed against him another two-year suspended sentence. The 35-year-old Palestinian was arrested six months ago.

Nafha legal society urged all concerned institutions to work for the immediate release of the blind man and to expose Israel's inhuman acts against all Palestinian prisoners in general.

Meanwhile, IOF troops mounting armored personnel carriers before dawn Saturday broke into Nablus city and its Balata refugee camp.

Local sources said that the IOF soldiers opened indiscriminate fire at civilian homes and burst into and ransacked a number of them before withdrawing at dawn without any arrests or casualties reported.


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