PUNISHED FOR PEACE

07.09.13

Charged for ‘Peaceful’ Demonstration

Two Palestinian women cited for ‘entering a closed military zone.’

An Israeli military court charged two women from Palestine for involvement in a West Bank demonstration. The women, Nariman Tamimi and Rana Hamadah, were charged with “entering a closed military zone” in a place where people have been demonstrating since 2009. Protesters disagree because the land has been seized by a nearby settlement, according to Fox News. Both of the women, one of which has Canadian nationality, pleaded not guilty. Hamadah and Tamimi were part of a 25-person group that demonstrated on June 28 and was stopped by soldiers and border police as they crossed a field.