Samer Arbid

Joint List Urges Opening of Probe into Torture of Jailed Palestinian

The Joint List sent a letter on Monday, September 30, to Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit urging him to immediately open an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the hospitalization in critical condition of a Palestinian activist after he was interrogated by Israel’s security services. According to Arabic language Communist newspaper Al-Ittihad the letter sent by the…

MK Bezalel Smotrich, appointed by PM Benjamin Netanyahu this week to be Transportation Minister in the interim government, in an election poster for the United Right bloc. The slogan reads: "Committed to More."

Hadash Blasts Netanyahu Naming of Smotrich & Co. to Government

Knesset members from Hadash vehemently attacked the appointment of the racist settler, MK Bezalel Smotrich, as interim Transportation Minister and member of the political-security cabinet in the interim Netanyahu government. Following the announcement of the appointment of the chair of the United Right bloc, along with that of MK Rabbi Rafi Peretz, the chairperson of HaBayit…

Border police detain Avner Gvaryahu, director of Breaking the Silence, on a tour of the South Hebron Hills, August 31, 2018.

Border Police Detain Head of Breaking the Silence and 2 Other Activists in Occupied West Bank

Israeli Border Police detained on Friday, August 30, two senior members of the anti-occupation organization Breaking the Silence near the illegal outpost of Mitzpe Yair in the occupied Palestinian territories. The group’s executive director, Avner Gvaryahu, and communications director, Achiya Schatz, were detained for questioning by border police. Attorney Michael Sfard was also detained for…