Articles by: Tamara Nassar

Israel seeks to muzzle witnesses of its crimes

Israel seeks to muzzle witnesses of its crimes

Israel is trying to silence people who witness its atrocities. The Knesset, Israel’s parliament, is considering a bill that would criminalize filming or recording Israeli soldiers and publishing the content. The law calls for a five-year prison sentence for those who film “to harm the morale of Israel’s soldiers or its inhabitants,” and a 10-year prison sentence for those who film to “harm the[Read More…]

by July 5, 2018 Palestine
Ahed Tamimi in Ofer military court on 15 January. Oren Ziv ActiveStills

Israel sentences Ahed Tamimi to eight months in prison

An Israeli military court has approved a plea deal which will see Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi serve an eight-month prison sentence on top of a fine of nearly $1,500. Ahed, who turned 17 in January, was charged with assaulting soldiers and incitement after a video recorded by her mother Nariman circulated, showing Ahed and her cousin Nour slapping and shoving two heavily armed Israeli soldiers on 15 December. Ahed was arrested in the middle of[Read More…]

by March 25, 2018 Palestine
Palestinian journalists protesting Facebook’s persistent blocking of Palestinian accounts in Gaza City on 5 March.  Ashraf Amra APA images

How Facebook Protects Israel

The Israeli authorities are exerting pressure on Facebook to comply with more of their demands. Earlier this month, members of Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, discussed how to suppress content of which they disapproved on the social media website. One objective was to get Facebook to ban pictures of Ahmad Nasser Jarrar, a Palestinian extrajudicially executed by the Israeli army in February. Human rights groups have concluded that the military[Read More…]

by March 17, 2018 Palestine
Protesters holding posters of Khalida Jarrar and Ahed Tamimi to show solidarity with Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails on 1 January in Gaza City. Ashraf Amra APA images

Teenager Ahed Tamimi Could Face Years In Israeli Prison

The Israeli military filed 12 charges on Monday against Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi. The 16-year-old, who was filmed in an encounter with soldiers in her home village of Nabi Saleh last month, could remain in Israeli prisons for years if convicted on charges including throwing stones, incitement and assaulting and threatening a soldier. Israel’s military tribunals are notorious for their near-100 percent conviction rate against[Read More…]

by January 4, 2018 Globalisation, Palestine