Why This Palestinian Activist Was Subjected to an Israeli Army Raid and 14 Hours in Detention

A large army force raided the village of Palestinian human rights activist Nasser Nawajah. He was taken handcuffed and blindfolded into detention for 14 hours – all for a 15-minute talk with a Shin Bet agent who advised him to moderate his behavior

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Are there really no politically based arrests in Israel? Do they occur only in Syria and Russia? Is it possible that a West Bank human rights activist was taken into custody solely to prevent him from documenting the invasion of a Palestinian village by a group of settlers? What happened last Saturday night to Nasser Nawajah, a human rights activist and a field researcher for both B’Tselem and Haqel – both of them Israeli human rights organizations – can only be described as a political arrest.

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