Randomly-chosen quotation:
"The 2003 invasion of Iraq would not have happened without the neoconservatives. Only the Zionized left sees "oil" as necessarily and obviously requiring the US to invade Iraq, which has led to the present dissolution of Syria. "
(Harry F. Clark, 11 March 2013)
Eteraf Rimawi
Eteraf Rimawi, 38, is a community leader, and he was arbitrarily imprisoned on 15 September 2014 -- yet again. 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: 8.2%

 
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