Take one minute and write to the newly appointed Canadian Head of Mission in Ramallah, David Da Silva.
Ask him to take all actions at his disposal to ensure Israel’s immediate and unconditional release of Palestinian human rights defender Hafez Huraini.
Ask him to take part as observer at the hearings of Hafez Huraini’s trial by the military courts.
Call on him to publicly condemn Israel for its policy of persecution and arbitrary arrest of human rights defenders, like Hafez Huraini, and to condemn the May 4th, 2022 ruling form the Israeli High Court for the ethnic cleansing of 8 villages across Masafer Yatta, consisting of 1,200 people — the majority of which are children.
On September 12, 2022, Hafez, along with one other local resident of the small community of Atuwani and one international, were attacked by armed Israeli settlers while working in the community garden. During the attack, Hafez sustained multiple fractures to his arms and hands.
Atuwani, and the larger area of Masafer Yatta, have long been the target of Israel’s settler-colonial movement. On May 4th, 2022, the Israeli High Court gave its approval for the ethnic cleansing of 8 villages across Masafer Yatta, consisting of 1,200 people — the majority of which are children.
Hafez is currently in Ofer, Military Detention Center, Ramallah district, under interrogation. On Thursday, September 15, the Israeli Ofer Military Court extended his detention for five more days in interrogation. Today, September 19 his detention has been extended for three days with his next court day to be September 22.
Modoweiss, BY MOHAMMAD HURAINI SEPTEMBER 16, 2022
Mondoweiss, YUMNA PATEL SEPTEMBER 13, 2022