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France/Israel: Meet the French-Palestinian lawyer held by Israel for a year without charge

November 1, 2018

Following his release, Salah Hamouri speaks with MEE about his situation and Palestinians’ broader struggle for freedom

For more than four hundred days, Salah Hamouri languished in prison, deprived of his freedom and family, and uncertain when he would ever be let out.

On 30 September, the Franco-Palestinian lawyer was released from Israeli custody after spending 13 months in administrative detention – an Israeli policy largely used against Palestinians to hold them without charges or trial for periods of up to six months, renewable indefinitely.

Hamouri had already been imprisoned by Israel between 2005 and 2011 after being accused of being involved in a Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-led (PFLP) assassination plot targeting right-wing Rabbi Ovadia Yousef – accusations the young man, the son of a Palestinian father from Jerusalem and a French mother, has repeatedly rejected.

In total, more than eight years of 33-year-old Hamouri’s life have gone up in smoke.

Hamouri’s wife, Elsa Lefort – who herself was banned from entering Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories in 2016 when she was six months pregnant – slammed Israel’s “relentlessness” vis-a-vis her husband in an interview with Middle East Eye in August (available only in French).

Hamouri’s case has led to intense mobilisation by pro-Palestine activists in France, who have called on the French government to intercede on his behalf.

Speaking with MEE after his release, Hamouri discussed his detention, the weakness of French diplomacy vis-a-vis Israel, and his determination to remain in Palestine despite Israeli pressure.



http://www.pourlapalestine.be/salah-hamouri-les-israeliens-nous-maintiennent-tous-dans-une-grande-prison/ (FRANCAIS)

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salah_Hamouri (FRANCAIS)

https://www.amnesty.org/es/documents/mde15/9264/2018/es/?fbclid=IwAR2UpSjh5sFUCieslemWnnVMJ_Df5Y6BZ0KYcuJARTdVNFS62PhdTGGHMtk (ESPANOL)


France/Israel/Palestine: #LibérezSalah

le 23 mai, 2018

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Le tribunal réuni mardi 22 mai 2018, à Jérusalem a confirmé le maintien en détention administrative de Salah Hamouri jusqu’au 30 juin 2018 et a émis la forte possibilité que cette détention soit renouvelée à l’issue de l’emprisonnement actuel.

🔴 Redoublons d’efforts !
INTERPELLONS LE PRÉSIDENT MACRON avec le hashtag : #LiberezSalah !

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(Liberté pour Salah Hamouri Facebook)




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salah_Hamouri (ENGLISH)


France/Israel/Palestine: Salah Hamouri’s Administrative Detention Order Renewed

February 26, 2018

Today, 26 February 2018, the decision was taken by the occupation Minister of War, Avigdor Lieberman, to renew the administrative detention order of Salah Hamouri. His order has been renewed for four months, to begin on 28 February 2018. This means that Salah will continue to remain in prison till at least 28 June 2018, at which point he would have been in prison for ten months.

Despite the claim that Salah represents a ‘security threat’, Addameer maintains that Salah has been imprisoned as a result of his human rights promoting activists and his activism. As a documentation field officer, Salah’s is responsible for meeting with ex-prisoners and detainees, and their families, to collect information regarding their detainment and the conditions in which they were kept. Additionally, Salah passed the exam for entrance to the Palestinian Bar Association three days before his arrest.

Due to the fact that his wife has been banned from entering Palestine, this extension of his imprisonment means that there will be another four months where he cannot see his young son. It means another four months where his family will be split across continents. Ultimately, Salah could just leave this all behind as he is a French national. Though this is why his sacrifice is all the more admirable. Despite the cost, he chooses to stay and struggle towards self-determination.

It is evident that closed door diplomacy has achieved little. The requests from French authorities have fallen on the deaf ears of the occupation.

We call on the occupation authorities to cancel their renewal and release Salah immediately. Additionally, the French and EU representatives must publicly condemn the illegal imprisonment of their citizen.






https://oumma.com/detention-administrative-de-salah-hamouri-renouvelee/ (FRANCAIS)

http://www.chroniquepalestine.com/salah-hamouri-menacenouvel-ordre-detention-administrative/ (FRANCAIS)

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salah_Hamouri (FRANCAIS)

http://www.leparisien.fr/val-de-marne-94/ivry-reclame-a-nouveau-la-liberation-de-salah-hamouri-26-02-2018-7580766.php (FRANCAIS)

http://www.ism-france.org/temoignages/La-detention-de-Salah-Hamouri-est-renouvelee-article-20532 (FRANCAIS)

https://infos-israel.news/rage-france-aupres-amis-terroriste-de-salah-hamouri-israel-renouvelle-emprisonnement/ (FRANCAIS)

https://lepeuplebreton.bzh/2018/02/27/mobilisation-pour-salah-hamouri-a-brest/ (FRANCAIS)

http://www.lemonde.fr/proche-orient/article/2018/03/02/israel-prolonge-la-detention-du-franco-palestinien-salah-hamouri_5264640_3218.html (FRANCAIS)

https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/auvergne-rhone-alpes/ain/bourg-bresse/soutiens-salah-hamouri-toujours-mobilises-obtenir-sa-liberation-israel-1433815.html (FRANCAIS)

https://oumma.com/salah-hamouri-boycotte-tribunal-israelien/ (FRANCAIS)

https://infos-israel.news/prisonnier-salah-hamouri-demande-a-avocat-de-se-retirer-de-laudience-tribunal-a-jerusalem-incarceration-repose-dossier-secret/ (FRANCAIS)

http://www.juriguide.com/personnalites/franco-palestinien-salah-hamouri-maintenu-detention-autorites-israeliennes/ (FRANCAIS)

http://www.letelegramme.fr/finistere/morlaix/solidarite-salah-hamouri-toujours-detenu-en-israel-05-03-2018-11875198.php?share_auth=ec96ff7be3406c8d2457c7b476223608#2bLOKqFe6Rrk3Uzv.01 (FRANCAIS)

https://lemuslimpost.com/mairie-stains-priee-retirer-banderole-soutien-salah-hamouri.html (FRANCAIS)

http://www.jforum.fr/la-ville-de-stains-poursuivie-en-justice-pour-avoir-affiche-le-terroriste-salah-hamouri.html (FRANCAIS)

http://www.desinfos.com/spip.php?article61183 (FRANCAIS)

https://www.amnesty.org/es/documents/mde15/7967/2018/es/ (ESPANOL)

https://pamplonaactual.com/pamplona-solicita-la-libertad-del-defensor-los-derechos-humanos-palestino-salah-hamouri/ (ESPANOL)

#liberezSalah #FreeSalah

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[AUDIENCE DU 01/03/18]
📍 Salah Hamouri a été présenté ce matin devant le tribunal à Jérusalem. Salah a annoncé devant la cour qu’il boycottait ce tribunal qui n’est qu’une mascarade de justice et qui ne lui permet en aucun cas de prétendre à un procès équitable.
➡️ Cette audience a uniquement pour but de prendre acte de la décision émise le 26 février par le ministre israélien de la Défense, Avidgor Liberman, de prolonger de 4 mois la peine de Salah. Comme toutes les précédentes, elle ne permet en aucun cas qu’un véritable procès se tienne puisque les éventuelles charges contre les détenus administratifs ne sont jamais énoncées et publiques de sorte que la défense ne peut donc pas faire triompher la justice.
Afin de dénoncer ce simulacre de justice ainsi que tout le système de la détention administrative, les 450 Palestinien-ne-s incarcérés sous ce régime mènent actuellement un mouvement de boycott des tribunaux. Le juge a annoncé que cette audience était donc repoussée au 5 mars. Salah a annoncé qu’il boycottera une nouvelle fois l’audience.

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(Liberté pour Salah Hamouri 1/3/18 Facebook)

France/Israel/Palestine: Intervention de Maitre Berenger Tourné lors de la Nuit de la liberté Free Salah Hamouri qui s’est déroulée le 16 février 2018, à Ivry-sur-Seine

le 16 février, 2018

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La défense de Salah Hamouri que j’ai l’honneur d’assurer, ici en France, c’est-à-dire à lointaine distance, pourrait s’apparenter à se battre contre un moulin à vent, alors qu’il n’est aucun prétoire pour plaider sa cause, ni ici en France, ni même là-bas, en Israël, si j’en crois mes confrères palestiniens, Sahar Francis et Mahmoud Hassan, auxquels j’adresse un salut confraternel et admiratif.

Salah Hamouri, j’avais déjà pu le défendre, en quelque sorte par procuration, il y a à peu près cinq ans, lorsque le CRIF intenta un mauvais procès au Président de l’AFPS de l’époque, qui n’était autre que M. le député Jean-Claude Lefort, dont on sait les peines et soins pour la Palestine et le combat permanent, depuis bien plus d’une décennie, pour la liberté et l’honneur de celui qui deviendra son beau-fils.

Alors qu’il m’est à nouveau confié sa défense, me voilà assez démuni, n’ayant comme autre contrepartie que les pouvoirs publics et les institutions françaises, dont mon propre ordre, auxquels je voudrais, dès lors, par votre entremise, m’adresser ce soir.

Je voudrais tout d’abord leur dire quelques mots sur le sort réservé à Salah Hamouri, qui n’a pas, en tant que notre compatriote, notre concitoyen, droit à tous les égards que sa nationalité française devrait pourtant lui faire bénéficier.










http://samidoun.net/2018/02/action-call-palestinian-french-lawyer-salah-hamouri-threatened-with-renewed-administrative-detention/ (ENGLISH)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salah_Hamouri (ENGLISH)

#LiberezSalah #FreeSalah

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France/Israel/Palestine: “La Nuit de la liberté”pour Salah Hamouri: à ne pas manquer, le 16 février prochain !

February 1, 2018

Cela fait maintenant 5 longs mois que Salah Hamouri, après avoir été arrêté chez lui le 23 août dernier, en pleine nuit, a été placé en « détention administrative » sur ordre du ministre israélien de la Défense, l’ultra-sioniste Avigdor Lieberman.

Une mobilisation très large dans notre pays, entraînant une multitude de femmes et d’hommes de professions, de fonctions, d’origines sociale, politique et culturelle et de parcours très différents, s’est réalisée. Grâce à elle, nous sommes parvenus, petit à petit, à faire bouger les lignes.

Dans ce cadre et dans cet esprit, nous appelons à des prises d’initiatives, les plus diverses et marquantes, vers le gouvernement français, afin que Salah soit libre au plus tard, disons le 28 févier conformément à la décision de « détention administrative » signée par Lieberman.

Une initiative se tiendra le 16 février en ce sens, une initiative importante dont nous vous informons sans attendre, afin que vous puissiez vous dégager pour cette soirée qui se tiendra à l’espace Robespierre, à Ivry-sur-Seine (métro 7 Mairie d’Ivry), à partir de 18h. Ce sera un moment à la fois politique et festif.








http://www.addameer.org/news/call-action-22-days-free-salah-hamouri?platform=hootsuite (ENGLISH)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salah_Hamouri (ENGLISH)

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Israel/Palestine: Fifty-Four Palestinians abducted by Israeli soldiers In West Bank

January 31, 2018

Fifty-Four Palestinians abducted by Israeli soldiers In West Bank

 Israeli occupied soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, fifty-four Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, including 33 in Jerusalem Al-Quds, after invading their homes and violently searching them, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported.

In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted 33 Palestinians, including several children, during extensive and violent searches of homes in al-‘Isawiya town.

They have been identified as Issa Mohammad Abu Ryala, 16, Mohammad Zakariya ‘Oleyyan, 17, Shai Mohammad Atiya, 17, Samir Akram Atiya, 15, Abdullah Abu ‘Assab, 16, Mohammad Mahmoud ‘Oleyyan, 16, Wisam Sameeh ‘Oleyyan, 15, Mohammad Ali Dari, 14, Adam Kayed Mahmoud, 17, Nassim Kleib, 17, Yahya Arafat Dirbas, 16, Yousef Bilal Abu al-Hummus, 19, Daoud Yousef ‘Atiya, 19, Bashar Mohammad Mheisin, Ashraf Wael Obeid, Abdul-Qader Mohammad Obeid, Mohammad Abu Sneina, 18, Nassim Sami Moheisin, Mahmoud Mohammad Abu ‘Oweiss, Ahmad Abu Roomi, Mahmoud ‘Assem Obeid, Anas Abu Assab, Mohannad Nasser Mahmoud, Nidal Mahmoud, Issa Nasser Mahmoud, Hamed Shafiq Obeid, Mahmoud Shafiq Obeid, Mohammad Shawkat Obeid, Bashar Mahmoud, Rashad Abu Ryala, Saleh Na’im Mheisin, Amir Khaldoun Mustafa and Ma’moun Mahmoud.

In addition, the soldiers invaded Doha town, west of Bethlehem, and violently searched the home of a lawyer and the head the Independent Commission for Human Rights in southern West Bank, Farid al-Atrash.





France/Israel/Palestine: French Intellectuals’ Statement on Palestinian Child Prisoners

January 25, 2018

French academics and writers published a collective letter in Le Monde on 23 January, focusing on the case of Ahed Tamimi and the plight of the approximately 360 Palestinian child prisoners in Israeli prisons. The letter also highlights the case of Salah Hamouri, the French-Palestinian lawyer jailed without charge or trial under administrative detention. Public officials and municipalities across the country have adopted declarations demanding Hamouri’s release and even the French government has acceded to the popular call to demand his freedom.

The statement follows below. 

We call for the support and intervention of the President to stop the detention of Palestinian children in Israeli prisons. We especially wish to draw attention to the case of Ahed Tamimi, pursued by the Israeli government. Last 15 December, Mohammed Tamimi, 15, was hit in the head by a rubber-coated metal bullet fired at close range by soldiers of the Israeli occupation army. The boy was in critical condition and his cousin Ahed Tamimi, age 16, was visibly upset by the announcement of his condition and the severity of his injuries.

Salah Hamouri victim of the same procedure

The UNICEF report of 2013, “Children in Israeli military detention,” concludes: “The abuse of children in contact with the military detention system appears to be widespread, systemic and institutionalized throughout the process, from the time of arrest through the prosecution of the child, their potential conviction and the application of a penalty.”

We urge President Emmanuel Macron to take action urgently to contact the Israeli authorities to finally end their detention practices that violate children’s rights, human rights and international law. We also remind him that, to date, our compatriot Salah Hamouri also remains in Israeli jails, a victim of the same unfair framework of “administrative detention.” France must ask so that Ahed Tamimi and other Palestinian child prisoners come home as soon as possible. We cannot look away while children and one of our compatriots are illegally detained far from their families.




https://blogs.mediapart.fr/mfka/blog/290118/actualites-israeliennes (FRANCAIS)

https://www.lavantgarde.fr/ledito-de-camille-laine-14/ (FRANCAIS)

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