Salah Khawaja’s military court hearing postponed for 10 days

free-salahThe Ofer military court postponed a hearing for imprisoned Palestinian grassroots organizer, member of the Secretariat of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), Salah Khawaja, on Thursday, 1 December. Khawaja, 46, is also an active member of the Palestinian National Initiative and involved with the Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign (Stop the Wall). He was seized by occupation forces in a violent pre-dawn raid on his Ramallah home on 26 October.

Khawaja was subject to harsh interrogation for 40 days in the Petah Tikva interrogation center, during which he was beaten, kicked and subject to sleep deprivation and threats. He was interrogated for up to 15 hours at a time by occupation forces.

The Ofer military court announced that the Shin Bet, the Israeli intelligence agency, was filing an indictment against him, but that the case would be considered in 10 more days; Khawaja is now being held in the Ofer prison.

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network reiterates the call for international action and solidarity to free Palestinian grassroots leader and campaigner Salah Khawaja.