On Thursday, 18 December, military prosecutors at Ofer Military Court charged Lina Khattab, 18, Bir Zeit University first-year student in media studies, student activist, and folkloric dancer with El-Funoun Popular Palestinian Dance Troupe, with “throwing stones” and “participating in an unlawful demonstration,” reported Mahmoud Hassan, Director of the Legal Unit at Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association.
Her next hearing will be on Monday, 22 December, at Ofer Military Court. These two allegations, “throwing stones” and participating in an “illegal demonstration,” are charges widely used against all Palestinians who protest the military occupation of their land in an attempt to stop popular protest against military occupation and apartheid.
Take action – demand the release of Lina Khattab!
1. Take action to demand the immediate release of Lina Khattab. Sign the letter here and send it to Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Netanyahu.
2. Take action for Palestinian prisoners: protest at an Israeli consulate or embassy, or hold an educational event Palestinian prisoners. Demand the freedom of Lina Khattab and Palestinian political prisoners. Distribute the action alert for Lina Khattab.
3. Join the movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions. Isolate Israel for its mass political imprisonment of Palestinians. Boycott products like HP and SodaStream, and demand an end to security contracts with G4S, which provides the security system at HaSharon that imprisons Lina and other Palestinian women. Learn more at bdsmovement.net.