Jamal Juma’, in an interview with Ida Audeh published on the Electronic Intifada [EI] website, said, about the announced intention of the Palestinian leadership to go to the UN in September, that: “We have been talking to the national forces and leftist and democratic forces and institutions, as well as to the Palestinian human rights [and civil society organizations]. We developed a working paper that outlines our positions. We wanted to get a legal perspective on what international law says about going to the UN. We concluded that we should in fact go to the UN but not in order to establish a state on the 1967 borders. We should be demanding that the membership of the PLO be raised to state status“…
What should go to the UN Security Council, Juma said, is the un-implemented Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice in the Hague on The Wall.
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In a press conference in Ramallah on Thursday (14 January), veteran Palestinian political activist Jamal Juma (Juma’a), head of the Stop The Wall campaign, told journalists that the conditions under which he had been detained by Israel — for nearly one month (27 days), without charges — had been deplorable. Juma was held in the Moskobiyyeh prison and court building in near the Jerusalem Municipality building in downtown West Jerusalem. Although the military prosecution acknowledged in court that they ended Jamal’s interrogation after only eight days, Jamal was held in the Moskobiyyeh detention center for an additional 19 days,
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This news was not reported on Palestinian Television today.
(On the 9pm Palestinian Television news, there was a brief video clip, without much detail, of Israeli forces in jeeps in Ramallah, but no mention of the detention of the international activist, or her imminent deportation …)
This news was received by an email entitled: “Israel stages night-time Ramallah raid to arrest an international solidarity activist“. According to the email, “The raid was conducted to apprehend Eva Nováková, a Czech citizen, who has been the International Solidarity Movement’s media coordinator for the past few weeks … Israeli soldiers raided the Ramallah home of Eva Nováková tonight at 3 am near the Manara square. [n.b. One of the things about this is that there are always, but always, Palestinian security forces stationed around Manara square… except possibly during an Israeli raid…]
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