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Israel to Prosecute Bi'lin Nonviolent Resistance Leader on Arms Charges - For Collecting Used Tear Gas Canisters!

Abdallah Abu Rahmah, a leader of the weekly nonviolent protests in Bil’n, has finally been charged after being arrested nearly two weeks ago by the Israeli military. Abu Rahmah’s arrest has been part on an ongoing Israeli campaign against Palestinian nonviolent resistence leaders. The charges against him could not be more creative. From a Popular Struggle Coordination Committee press release:

Abdallah Abu Rahmah, a school teacher and coordinator of the Bil’in Popular Committee Against the Wall, was indicted in an Israeli military court yesterday. Abu Rahmah was slapped with an arms possession charge for collecting used tear gas canisters shot at demonstrators in Bil’in by the army and showcasing them in his home.

An indictment was filed in a West Bank military court yesterday for incitement, stone throwing and arms possession charges against Bil’in Popular Committee coordinator, Abdallah Abu Rahmah. On receiving the indictment Adv. Gaby Lasky, Abu Rahmah’s lawyer said that “the army shoots at unarmed demonstrators, and when they try to show the world the violence used against them by collecting presenting the remnants – they are persecuted and prosecuted. What’s next? Charging protesters money for the bullets shot at them?”

Here is a photo of the “arms” in question:

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Added: Dec-24-2009 Occurred On: Dec-24-2009
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  • What a sad state of affairs. Charging a man for collecting spent casings is almost provocative, like they do not want to attempt peaceful solutions... Just saying this from a quick glance at this article, maybe there is more to the story.

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    • Bi'lin has become a gathering point for international activists trying to prevent Israel from building their apartheid wall through the middle of the district. They've been the most successful of any group by holding weekly demonstrations & obviously Israel is trying to break the back of the movement.

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    • Thanks for the info... Like I said, it is a sad state of affairs what Israel is doing. Wish I had a solution for the region but it almost looks like Israel doesn't want anything to do with a peaceful solution sometimes.

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  • The Israelis will never be able to get a legitamite Palestinian peace movement if they keep arresting people like this.

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  • Zyklon B?

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  • When a person in China is excuted they charge the family for the bullet.

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  • oh, those crazy "chosen" people...

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  • Non violent resistance?
    When have they done that?
    What a joke!

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    • You shoot unarmed peaceful protesters then wonder why the armed resistance movement is gaining popularity?.. You Zionazis will do everything you possibly can to derail any peaceful settlement, then blame the Palestinians in a Western media white wash.

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    • HAhahahahahahPeaceful
      Throwing rocks, and invading military zones is a peaceful protest?
      You idiot!
      Go read the Hamass and PA Charters that calls for ISraels destruction and the genocide of Jews!
      And you claim they want a peaceful settlement?
      Bloody hypocite!

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    • so you commit genocide to stop a genocide? you fuckholes need to quit the act. you already got what was legally allocated to you. germany still pays out its ass for your every whim. you got your grubby hands down americas pockets and your fist around its balls. and yet you savages have enough time to whine about some shit that happened to you seventy years ago. get yourself a ladder it should help you get over it.

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    • And according to the ICC, Israeli apartheid is worse than that of the SOuth African apartheid before it was abolished

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    • Like i said fool......Go read the PA Charters!
      Who gives a shit what the ICC says?
      And i dont think you even know what the word apartheid means!
      How can it be apartheid when the Arabs in Israel have more freedom and rights compared to what they would gave in any other ARab country?
      If you want to see apartheid, go to any arab country and see how non muslims are treated!
      Are Israelis allowed into arab countries like Kuwait? NO!

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  • Boo hoo

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  • When are you going to invade israel again? Waiting until you breed enough so they don't fuck you up again? Inbreds can't fight anyways

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