23rd November 2014 | International Solidarity Movement | Bil’in, Occupied Palestine
The Bil’in Popular Committee would like to thank everyone who supported Ibrahim Abu-Rahma, the 15-year-old boy who was arrested on September 14th while walking to school.
A military judge ruled that he could be released on a 5000 NIS bail, and Ibrahim is now at home with his family.
ISM placed a call for donations to pay the bail, and thankfully 2100 NIS was raised. The remaining money, 2900 NIS, was lent to the family and we would like to support them in paying it back.
Bil’in village has been diligently protesting Israel’s theft of their land and the construction of settlements and the apartheid wall, for the past 10 years. All families in the village have paid a high price of resistance to a brutal military occupation. The Abu-Rahma family has lost two family members, Bassem and Jawaher, as a direct result of soldier violence. The young men and boys of the village are constantly targeted for arrests.