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        <h1 id="reader-title">Palestinian popular resistance activists
          subjected to arrests, raids, persecution</h1>
        <div id="reader-credits" class="credits">January 26, 2017<br>
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              <p>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 <a
href="http://samidoun.net/2016/05/palestinian-human-rights-defender-abdullah-abu-rahma-arrested-and-detained/">Abdullah
                  Abu Rahma</a>, the coordinator of the Popular
                Committee Against the Wall in Jenin.</p>
              <p>In an interview with Wattan TV, <a
                  href="http://www.wattan.tv/news/196465.html">Abu Rahma
                  said</a> 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 <a
                  href="http://www.wattan.tv/news/196265.html">was
                  seized by Israeli forces</a> 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.</p>
              <p>The six Popular Struggle Coordination Committee (PSCC)
                activists were <a
href="https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/case/israeli-forces-arrest-and-ill-treat-lema-nazeeh">seized
                  by Israeli occupation forces</a> as they <a
href="https://972mag.com/photos-palestinians-build-village-to-protest-west-bank-annexation-bill/124626/">erected
                  a protest tent </a>in 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, <a
href="http://english.pnn.ps/2017/01/23/ofer-military-court-extends-arrest-of-six-pscc-activists/">following
                  the hearing</a> at which Abu Rahma was arrested.</p>
              <p>One of those arrested, <a
href="https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/case/israeli-forces-arrest-and-ill-treat-lema-nazeeh">Lema
                  Nazeeh</a>, 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.</p>
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