Days of Palestine

Monday, February 6

PA brings name of Palestinian martyr to court

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Palestinian Authority (PA) brought on Sunday morning name of Palestinian martyr murdered by Israeli forces to District Court in West Bank.

The Palestinian District Court in the West Bank city of Ramallah held a special hearing to look into the case of martyr Basel al-Araj and six other Palestinians.

Local sources said that the court acquitted Al-Araj because of his death and adjourned looking into the case of his colleagues to another hearing.

Al-Araj and his friends, five of who are prisoners inside the Israeli jails, are accused of owning illegal weapons. The PA, which is the litigant of the Palestinian citizens, did not reveal what kind of weapons do they have.

Early this week, the Israeli occupation forces raided a Palestinian house in the heart of Ramallah, murdered Al-Araj and arrested his body.

In the early morning, Palestinians, including Al-Araj’s father took to the streets, protesting against the PA trial of the Palestinian “heroes.”

The PA attacked them, arrested and wounded many of them, including Al-Araj’s father and other senior Palestinian activists such as the former hunger-striker Khader Adnan.

In addition, the PA forces attacked journalists and cameramen who attended to cover the protest.