[Pnews] Palestinian popular resistance activists subjected to arrests, raids, persecution

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  Palestinian popular resistance activists subjected to arrests, raids,

January 26, 2017

Palestinian popular resistance activists and human rights defenders 
continue to come under attack by Israeli occupation forces. In a 
pre-dawn raid on Thursday, 26 January, Israeli occupation forces raided 
the home of Abdullah Abu Rahma 
the coordinator of the Popular Committee Against the Wall in Jenin.

In an interview with Wattan TV, Abu Rahma said 
<http://www.wattan.tv/news/196465.html> that 40 soldiers surrounded the 
village and raided the home, ransacking the house and confiscating the 
computers and mobile phones of the family. Abu Rahma himself had been 
released only one day prior; he was held for two days after he was 
seized by Israeli forces <http://www.wattan.tv/news/196265.html> while 
attending the Ofer military court hearing of six other popular 
resistance activists.  His home was last raided in September 2016, when 
once again mobile phones and computers were confiscated.

The six Popular Struggle Coordination Committee (PSCC) activists were 
seized by Israeli occupation forces 
as they erected a protest tent 
the name of Bab al-Shams outside the Ma’ale Adumim illegal settlement, 
protesting Israeli threats to annex it to Jerusalem and defending 
Palestinian indigenous land. Four – Jamil Barghouthi, Ahmed Odeh, Khaled 
Quteishat and Lema Nazeeh – were ordered released on Sunday, 22 January 
under the conditions of paying a 30,000 NIS bail (over $7,000 USD) and 
three days of house arrest. Mohammed Khatib and Akram Khatib were 
released on bail on 24 January after two more days of interrogation, 
following the hearing 
at which Abu Rahma was arrested.

One of those arrested, Lema Nazeeh 
is the deputy chair of the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee and 
has been arrested five times in three years for participating in public 
protests against settlements, land confiscation and the imprisonment of 
Palestinians. Mohammed Khatib is also a board member of PSCC.

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