Israel/OPT: Activist jailed for peacefully demonstrating: Bassem Tamimi

Israel/OPT: Activist jailed for peacefully demonstrating: Bassem Tamimi

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Index Number: MDE 15/062/2012
Date Published: 28 November 2012
Categories: Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories

Palestinian activist Bassem Tamimi was sentenced to jail for four months on 6 November for his involvement in non-violent demonstrations against Israeli settlements. He is a prisoner of conscience. Two Palestinian demonstrators, including Bassem Tamimi’s brother-in-law, were killed by Israeli security forces during demonstrations on 17 and 19 November against Israel’s attacks on Gaza in its recent “Operation Pillar of Defense”


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