Adeeb Abu Rahma, a leader of nonviolent protest, is freed after 17 months in prison

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adeeb1What a beautiful smile! A Gandhi of nonviolent protest, Adeeb Abu Rahma, has been released by the Israelis after two years in detention. You can see Joseph Dana’s picture of Abu Rahma holding his daughter as he leaves prison here. And Hamdi Abu Rahma, who took the picture at left, reports:

Bil’in – Ramallah: Released by the Israeli Occupation Forces today from Ofer Prison is central activist Adeeb Abo Rahma (age 40) who is from the village of Bil’in, after being incarcerated for 18 months, and was suspending from participating in any political activity for a period of four years. Should Abo Rahma be caught within this period, he will be fined 6,000 NIS on charges of incitement and obstructing the work of the army as well as conducting peaceful demonstrations against the Wall in Bil’in.

The military court in Ofer finally sentenced the activist Adeeb Abo Rahma on August 30, 2010, but the ruling prosecutors hinted that he might be relieved of his political suspension between six and twelve months. The activist Adeeb Abo Rahma was arrested on July 10, 2009 during his participation in Bilin weekly demonstration.

Abu Rahma is a hero of our site, for his astonishing encounter in 2008 with Israeli soldiers over the occupation of his village’s lands.

7 Responses

  1. thankgodimatheist
    December 13, 2010, 1:04 am

    Yes I’m tearful and relieved..I look at him and I think: Those are our people..those are our heroes and they make me feel pride…And a message to the genocider Israelis (or those who among them are contemplating the idea): We will not be broken down..

  2. Saleema
    December 13, 2010, 2:38 am

    In the link provided, the picture is so moving. It made me tear up. That little girl didn’t deserve to be with her father. Look at how she’s clinging to him. And this one on Mondoweiss is nice, too. He looks so happy.

    • Saleema
      December 13, 2010, 2:39 am

      Wait, that’s supposed to be “that little girl deserves to be here father.”

      I was going to write some other sentence and changed my mind half way through and wrote another.

      • Saleema
        December 13, 2010, 2:40 am

        YOu know what? I’m calling it a night. I can’t think straight or write coherently.

  3. RoHa
    December 13, 2010, 5:52 am

    I know the feeling, Asleema. Haoones to me, too.

  4. Taxi
    December 13, 2010, 8:40 am

    Mabrouk ya Adeeb – alf mabrouk!

    (Congratulations Adeed – a thousand congratulations!)

  5. annie
    December 13, 2010, 8:59 am

    wonderful!!! wow.

    it probably made a difference diplomats from at least 7 european countries came to his hearing last week.

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