MK Ofer Cassif Indicted for ‘Assault of a Cop’ in the Occupied Territories

Israel’s Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara has filed an indictment against Communist lawmaker Ofer Cassif (Hadash-Ta’al) for “assaulting a police officer” two years ago, Zo Haderech reported Thursday. The lawmaker is alleged to have struck an officer in May 2022 after being prevented from participating in a protest against a Supreme Court ruling ordering the eviction…

AG Mulls Indicting Hadash Lawmaker for Assaulting Cop

The State Prosecutor’s Office has informed a representative of Hadash lawmaker Ofer Cassif that the attorney general is considering prosecuting him for “assaulting a policeman under aggravated circumstances,” subject to a hearing. The decision was made with the consent of State Prosecutor Amit Aisman. On last May, Cassif was attempting to reach a protest at…

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…

Prevent Expulsion of Palestinians from Hebron Hills

Israel’s Supreme Court has held on Tuesday a hearing over an attempt to displace more than 1,300 Palestinians from a rural part of the occupied West Bank that the Israeli army has designated for military exercises. The army wants to demolish eight small communities in a rocky area of the southern West Bank near Hebron.…

Masked Jewish settlers escorted by Israeli occupation troops assault a Palestinian man in the West Bank in a video released on April 3, 2021.

B’Tselem: Israel Exploiting Settler Violence to Steal Palestinian Lands

Israel systematically uses settler violence as a “major informal tool” to intimidate and drive Palestinians from farming and pasture lands in the West Bank, the Israeli rights group B’Tselem contended on Sunday, November 14. B’Tselem also challenged repeated claims by the government that violence against Palestinians is perpetrated by a small number of extremist settlers…