Police to Summon MKs Odeh, Cassif and Tibi for Interrogation

Israel’s Attorney General’s Office on Thursday decided to authorize the police to summon Joint List MKs Ayman Odeh (Hadash), Ofer Cassif (Hadash) and Ahmad Tibi (Ta’al) for interrogation. Tibi and Cassif are suspected of “attacking police officers,” Odeh for calling on Arabs serving in Israel’s occupation forces to lay down their arms. MKs Tibi, Cassif…

Bill to Ban Palestinian Flags Gets Initial Knesset Approval

A controversial bill that outlaws the display of “enemy flags” (i.e., Palestinian flag) at state-funded institutions and universities passed a preliminary vote in the Knesset on Wednesday. While it was passed with 63 in favor and 16 against, the bill must pass three additional Knesset votes to become law, which isn’t expected to happen soon.…

Imprisoned Palestinian Lawyer Makes Submission to the International Criminal Court

Civil society and human organizations welcomed a communication submitted to the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on behalf of 37-year-old, Palestinian-French and human rights defender, and lawyer, Salah Hamouri, which details years of persecution and new tactics to forcibly transfer Palestinians from occupied Jerusalem. The Center for Constitutional Rights…

Police Request Criminal Probe into Two Joint List Lawmakers

Police has requested Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara that a criminal investigation be opened against Joint List lawmakers Ofer Cassif (Hadash) and Ahmad Tibi (Ta’al) after the first was filmed striking a police officer during a protest against eviction of Palestinians at Masafer Yatta in the occupied West Bank last week. MK Ofer Cassif surrounded by cops…

MK Cassif Condemns Russian FM’s Antisemite Statements

Leading Communist lawmaker, MK Ofer Cassif (Hadash – Joint List), condemned on Monday Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s “antisemite statements.” Lavrov on Sunday said that the fact that Ukraine’s president is Jewish does not contradict Moscow’s claims that it launched the invasion to “de-nazify” the country, claiming that even Hitler “had Jewish blood.” In an…