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      sentenced to 15 months imprisonment by Israeli military court</a>
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                                                    Jarrar, Palestinian
                                                    leftist and feminist
                                                    parliamentarian and
                                                    advocate for
                                                    political prisoners,
                                                    has been sentenced
                                                    by an Israeli
                                                    occupation military
                                                    court in Ofer to 15
                                                    months imprisonment
                                                    today, 6 December
                                                    2015. Arrested by
                                                    occupation military
                                                    forces who invaded
                                                    her Ramallah home on
                                                    2 April, the
                                                    imprisonment of
                                                    Jarrar, former
                                                    executive director
                                                    and current
                                                    vice-chair of the
                                                    board of directors
                                                    of Addameer Prisoner
                                                    Support and Human
                                                    Rights Association,
                                                    has sparked
                                                    widespread
                                                    Palestinian, Arab
                                                    and international
                                                    outrage.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
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                                                    a member of the
                                                    Palestinian
                                                    Legislative Council
                                                    for the Abu Ali
                                                    Mustafa bloc, the
                                                    parliamentary bloc
                                                    affiliated with the
                                                    leftist Popular
                                                    Front for the
                                                    Liberation of
                                                    Palestine. In 2014,
                                                    she had been
                                                    targeted for forced
                                                    displacement to
                                                    Jericho from
                                                    Ramallah by an
                                                    occupation military
                                                    order, which she
                                                    succeeded in
                                                    defeating after a
                                                    month-long sit-in at
                                                    the PLC office and
                                                    an international
                                                    support campaign.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
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                                                    sans-serif; margin:
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                                                    she was immediately
                                                    placed in
                                                    administrative
                                                    detention without
                                                    charge or trial
                                                    following her
                                                    arrest. An
                                                    international outcry
                                                    - including a vote
                                                    by the Portuguese
                                                    parliament demanding
                                                    her release -
                                                    followed, and she
                                                    was then charged in
                                                    Israeli military
                                                    courts. While the
                                                    military courts
                                                    present an
                                                    appearance of a
                                                    "trial," these
                                                    trials are in
                                                    reality no more just
                                                    or fair than
                                                    arbitrary
                                                    administrative
                                                    detention. 99.74% of
                                                    Palestinians who
                                                    come before them are
                                                    convicted.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
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                                                    charged with twelve
                                                    entirely political
                                                    charges relating to
                                                    her public political
                                                    activity, including
                                                    giving speeches,
                                                    attending public
                                                    forums, and calling
                                                    for the freedom of
                                                    Palestinian
                                                    political prisoners.
                                                    She was accused of
                                                    "incitement" for
                                                    allegedly calling
                                                    for the capture of
                                                    Israeli occupation
                                                    soldiers by the
                                                    Palestinian
                                                    resistance in order
                                                    to free Palestinian
                                                    prisoners. Despite
                                                    this statement by
                                                    the occupation
                                                    military, they could
                                                    produce no witness
                                                    to confirm that
                                                    Jarrar had ever said
                                                    this - and the
                                                    witnesses they
                                                    brought forward all
                                                    indicated that they
                                                    were threatened and
                                                    tortured into giving
                                                    statements against
                                                    Jarrar.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
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                                                    the obviously
                                                    political nature of
                                                    the charges against
                                                    Jarrar, an
                                                    internationally-recognized
                                                    parliamentarian and
                                                    political leader,
                                                    and the steadfast
                                                    advocacy of her
                                                    lawyers of Addameer,
                                                    she was convicted by
                                                    the Israeli military
                                                    courts - as is
                                                    entirely standard -
                                                    and sentenced to
                                                    fifteen months in
                                                    Israeli occupation
                                                    prisons.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
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                                                    conviction of
                                                    Khalida Jarrar comes
                                                    as no surprise;
                                                    Israeli military
                                                    courts serve no
                                                    function except as
                                                    an instrument of
                                                    repression and
                                                    suppression directed
                                                    against
                                                    Palestinians.
                                                    Khalida Jarrar is a
                                                    Palestinian
                                                    political leader and
                                                    an
                                                    internationally-renowned
                                                    struggler for
                                                    justice. She has
                                                    dedicated her life
                                                    to working for
                                                    freedom for her
                                                    people and her land,
                                                    and especially for
                                                    the freedom of
                                                    Palestinian
                                                    political
                                                    prisoners," said
                                                    Charlotte Kates,
                                                    coordinator of
                                                    Samidoun Palestinian
                                                    Prisoner Solidarity
                                                    Network.</p>
                                                  <p style="direction:
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                                                    urgent that we build
                                                    the movement
                                                    internationally to
                                                    demand freedom for
                                                    Jarrar and for her
                                                    nearly 7,000 sisters
                                                    and brothers held as
                                                    Palestinian
                                                    political prisoners
                                                    inside Israeli
                                                    jails. Khalida
                                                    Jarrar is a longtime
                                                    struggler for
                                                    freedom and social
                                                    justice, on
                                                    Palestinian, Arab
                                                    and international
                                                    levels. We must do
                                                    our utmost to
                                                    advance her goals -
                                                    to see Palestine,
                                                    free of colonialism
                                                    and oppression, with
                                                    justice and
                                                    liberation for all,
                                                    including
                                                    protesting,
                                                    organizing and
                                                    building the
                                                    campaign for
                                                    boycott, divestment
                                                    and sanctions, and
                                                    international
                                                    isolation of
                                                    Israel."</p>
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                                                      Action:</strong></p>
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                                                      Protest at the <a
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                                                        href="http://embassy.goabroad.com/embassies-of/israel"
                                                        target="_blank">Israeli
                                                        consulate or
                                                        embassy in your
                                                        area and demand
                                                        freedom for
                                                        Khalida Jarrar
                                                        and all
                                                        Palestinian
                                                        prisoners.</a></strong> 
                                                    This is a time of
                                                    uprising and
                                                    intifada – <a
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                                                      target="_blank">protests
                                                      are happening
                                                      around the world </a>and
                                                    are more urgent than
                                                    ever. see our list
                                                    of actions here:<a
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href="http://samidoun.net/2015/10/take-action-rise-up-with-palestine-global-protest-actions/"
                                                      target="_blank"><a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://samidoun.net/2015/10/take-action-rise-up-with-palestine-global-protest-actions/">http://samidoun.net/2015/10/take-action-rise-up-with-palestine-global-protest-actions/</a></a> Hold
                                                    a community event or
                                                    discussion, or
                                                    include Khalida
                                                    Jarrar's case  in
                                                    your next event
                                                    about Palestine and
                                                    social
                                                    justice. Please
                                                    email us at <a
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                                                    to inform us of your
                                                    action.</p>
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                                                      Contact your
                                                      government
                                                      officials and
                                                      demand they
                                                      pressure Israel to
                                                      free Palestinian
                                                      prisoners.</strong>
                                                    In Canada, Call the
                                                    office of the
                                                    new Foreign
                                                    Minister, Stéphane
                                                    Dion,
                                                    at 613-996-5789 and
                                                    demand an end to
                                                    Canadian support for
                                                    Israel and that
                                                    Canada pressure
                                                    Israel to free
                                                    Palestinian
                                                    prisoners, including
                                                    Khalida Jarrar, or
                                                    email: <a
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                                                      href="mailto:stephane.dion@parl.gc.ca"><a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:stephane.dion@parl.gc.ca">stephane.dion@parl.gc.ca</a></a>.
                                                    In the US, call the
                                                    White House
                                                    (202-456-1111) and
                                                    the US State
                                                    Department
                                                    (202-647-9572);
                                                    demand an end to US
                                                    aid to Israel and
                                                    that the US pressure
                                                    Israel to free
                                                    Palestinian
                                                    prisoners. In the
                                                    EU, contact your MEP
                                                    – you can <a
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                                                      href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/map.html"
                                                      target="_blank">find
                                                      your MEP here</a>,
                                                    or use the tool at <a
moz-do-not-send="true" style="text-decoration: underline; color:
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                                                      href="http://freepalestine.eu/"
                                                      target="_blank"><a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://freepalestine.eu/">http://freepalestine.eu/</a></a> to
                                                    both call for an end
                                                    to the EU-Israel
                                                    Association
                                                    Agreement and for
                                                    the EU to pressure
                                                    Israel to free
                                                    Jarrar and her
                                                    fellow prisoners</p>
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                                                      Divest and
                                                      Sanction.</strong>
                                                    Hold Israel
                                                    accountable for its
                                                    violations of
                                                    international law.
                                                    Don’t buy Israeli
                                                    goods, and campaign
                                                    to end investments
                                                    in corporations that
                                                    profit from the
                                                    occupation. <a
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href="http://samidoun.net/2015/08/stop-g4s-a-call-to-the-global-boycott-movement-from-palestinian-political-prisoners/"
                                                      target="_blank">G4S,
                                                      a global security
                                                      corporation,</a>
                                                    is heavily involved
                                                    in providing
                                                    services to Israeli
                                                    prisons that jail
                                                    Palestinian
                                                    political prisoners
                                                    – there is a <a
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                                                      style="text-decoration:
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                                                      href="http://www.bdsmovement.net/activecamps/g4s">global
                                                      call to boycott it</a>. <a
moz-do-not-send="true" style="text-decoration: underline; color:
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href="http://samidoun.net/2015/08/stop-g4s-a-call-to-the-global-boycott-movement-from-palestinian-political-prisoners/"
                                                      target="_blank"><strong>Palestinian
                                                        political
                                                        prisoners have
                                                        issued a
                                                        specific call
                                                        urging action on
                                                        G4S</strong>.</a>
                                                    Learn more about BDS
                                                    at <a
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                                                      style="text-decoration:
                                                      underline; color:
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                                                      target="_blank">bdsmovement.net</a>.</p>
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