Baten al-Hawa activist Zuhair Rajabi summoned for investigation

Sunday, 30 January, 2011 | 19:48 « Wadi Hilweh Information Center – Silwan, Jerusalem

Silwan, Jerusalem (SILWANIC) — Baten al-Hawa activist Zuhair Rajabi was summoned by Israeli police today for investigation. Rajabi, 39, was arrested on 8 January on suspicion of assault a police officer during clashes that erupted day in Baten al-Hawa when an Israeli soldier harassed a Palestinian woman. Rajabi’s investigation is regarded by many in Silwan as a continuation of the crackdown on local activists that have characterized the last month.

Rajabi was taken by police on 8 January, a day of violent clashes in Baten al-Hawa that saw Israeli forces fire tear gas and rubber bullets at residents and destroy Palestinian property. Computer and camera equipment belonging to Rajabi was then confiscated by police. Several members of Rajabi’s family, including his wife, were assaulted by police during the arrest.

Rajabi is another Silwan activist to come under fire for his social work in recent months. The campaign of arrests has targeted not only community figures such as Rajabi but also their family members, with many of Rajabi’s family arrested in the past year, including several children.

Baten al-Hawa activist Zuhair Rajabi summoned for investigation « Wadi Hilweh Information Center – Silwan, Jerusalem.

Comments are closed.

<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: