Randomly-chosen quotation:
"Yes [we want to transfer an entire population of Bedouin], as the Americans did to the Indians."
(Miri Regev, 9 December 2013)
Bilal Kayed Bilal Kayed languished in jail for 14½ years and was due for release on 13 June 2016, but Israeli military authorities reneged on his release, and continue to arbitrarily imprison him. Bilal was 19 years old when Israeli soldiers stormed his family’s house in Asira Al-Shamaliya, a village near Nablus, on 14 December 2001 and arrested him. Three years later Israeli courts sentenced him to 14½ years in prison. Initially, his family was prohibited from visiting him. He was imprisoned and constantly moved from one prison to the other, and spent considerable amount of time under solitary confinement – beginning September 2015 he spent a six-month stretch in solitary.

On 15 June 2016, following the Israeli continuation of his arbitrary imprisonment, and while kept under solitary confinement, Bilal initiated a hunger strike to protest the injustice perpetrated against him.

The arbitrary extension of prison terms is a means to "induce desperation" in victims; a form of psychological torture. Yet another demonstration of Israeli mean-spiritedness.

Number of days imprisoned:

Percentage of Bilal’s life in prison: 43.5%

Number of days on hunger strike:

 
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Recent events
13 Jul 2016
General chronic harassment Gaza: Israeli military raze border area; menace farmers with gunfire, one killed. WB: Israeli military invade several towns, provoke confrontations; destroy houses; storm/ransack dozens of houses; kill young man, injure 2, kidnap 35 Palestinians. Settlers stage provocative action at Al Aqsa mosque; run over man
12 Jul 2016
General chronic harassment Gaza: Israeli military menace fishing boats and farmers with gunfire; raze land. WB: Israeli military invade towns, storm dozens of houses; destroy houses; seriously injure 3, kidnap 35 Palestinians. Large settler contingents with military escort stage actions at Al Aqsa mosque, Kifl Haris; burn crops.
11 Jul 2016
General chronic harassment Gaza: Israeli military bulldozers raze border area. WB: Israeli military invade and block off towns, take over houses; ransack houses; destroy farmland; steal irrigation equipment; kidnap at least 20 Palestinians. Settlers with military escort stage provocative action at Al Aqsa mosque.
10 Jul 2016
General chronic harassment Gaza: Israeli military menace farmers with gunfire. WB: Israeli military invade towns, conduct harassment operations, storm houses; suppress demonstrations; steal shop stock; kidnap at least 25 Palestinians. Settlers with military escort stage provocative actions at Al Aqsa mosque; block roads; steal land.
9 Jul 2016
General chronic harassment Gaza: Israeli military kidnap teenager. WB: Israeli military invade towns, provoke confrontations; block off towns; storm houses; seriously injure 1, kidnap at least 7 Palestinians. Settlers invade Bruqin and steal yet more land.
8 Jul 2016
General chronic harassment Israeli military suppress demonstration; storm houses; block off towns; kidnap at least 12 Palestinians (inc. three 11 year-olds).
7 Jul 2016
General chronic harassment Gaza: teenager succumbs to wounds from military repression. WB: Israeli military block off village; order demolition of house of family of political prisoner; kidnap at least 9 Palestinians
6 Jul 2016
Release of Chilcot report on 2003 Iraq war and aftermath
General chronic harassment Gaza: Israeli military enter Gaza, menace residents with gunfire, damage houses. WB: Israeli military invade Dura, provoke confrontations, suppress demonstrations; block off Al Khalil and Bani Naim; seriously injure 8, kidnap at least 8 Palestinians. Settlers with military escort menace residents of Bani Naim.
5 Jul 2016
General chronic harassment Israeli military invades villages, storms dozens of houses; provoke confrontations; order demolition of house; order stealing yet more Palestinian land; seriously injure 5, kidnap at least 14 Palestinians.