Randomly-chosen quotation:
"We executed Bernadotte because he ...endangered the status of Jerusalem by his declared intention of turning her into an international city."
(Yehoshua Zeitler, some date after 1948)
Eteraf Rimawi
Eteraf Rimawi, 38, is a community leader arbitrarily imprisoned on 15 September 2014. Eteraf has previously been arbitrarily imprisoned for over three years. Eteraf is a director of Bisan Centre for Research and Development, an NGO promoting sustatinable development. He is the father of two young children, and the repeated arbitrary spells of imprisonment have put enormous strain on his family. His brothers and father have also been targeted by the Israeli military with arbitrary actions, including a house demolition.
Eteraf Rimawi has been subjected to very long terms of the so-called administrative detention -- which really means arbitrary imprisonment, with no charges brought against the defendant, no access to evidence, and for an arbitrary length of imprisonment which can be renewed at any time. The family of the prisoner is also affected sometimes losing permits needed to work in Israel. Most of the victims of arbitrary imprisonment are politically active or are active in organizing their communities. Effective Palestinian leaders who oppose Israeli rule are invariably imprisoned in this manner. It is a means to fragment Palestinian society.

Number of days arbitrarily imprisoned during his latest ordeal:

Previous number of years arbitrarily imprisoned: 3.1 years

Percentage of Eteraf Rimawi's life arbitrarily imprisoned: 11.3%

Recent events
12 Feb 2016
end of • Secret EU-Israel talks on resolving Israeli objections to EU labelling of settlement products
11 Feb 2016
General chronic harassment Gaza: Israeli military menace farmers with gunfire. WB: Israeli military invade and block off several towns, storm dozens of houses and a clinic; destroy dozens of tents; seriously injure 3, kidnap at least 21 Palestinians. Hundreds of ettlers stage provocative actions in Kifl Haris; attack two schools in Al Kha
10 Feb 2016
Israeli Government Housing Administration objects to opening of school in East Jerusalem, claiming it would endanger nearby Border Police base
Israeli troops shoot dead 16-year-old Palestinian near Hebron
General chronic harassment: Israeli military invade several towns, ransack houses; provoke confrontations; steal farm equipment; destroy houses and farm infrastructure; block off town; murder teenager, seriously injure 7 (inc. live ammo), kidnap at least 25 Palestinians (inc. 14 year-old).
9 Feb 2016
Israeli prime minister says he plans to build fence around Israel to protect it from 'wild beasts'
Knesset panel summons foreign media, claiming coverage is biased against Israel
General chronic harassment: Gaza: Israeli warships menace fishing boats with gunfire. WB: Israeli military provoke confrontations; storm houses; harass students and invade school; demolish houses; block road; kidnap at least 19 Palestinians. Settlers with military escort stage action at Al Aqsa mosque; brutalize shepherd.
Car bomb explodes next to police officers' club in Damascus; 8+ killed, dozens wounded
8 Feb 2016
Alleged attempted stabbing attack in Ramle
General chronic harassment: Gaza: Israeli military menace farmers and fishing boats with gunfire. WB: Israeli military invade, block off and harass several towns; storm houses; steal car; close two checkpoints; kidnap at least 22 Palestinians.
Knesset Ethics Committee suspends three Palestinian Israeli MKs for meeting families of slain Palestinians