Randomly-chosen quotation:
"How can we credibly continue to search for and destroy the remaining al-Qaeda terrorists in Afghanistan and throughout the world while demanding that the Israelis stop doing exactly that?"
(Joseph I. Lieberman, 14 April 2002)
Omar Nazzal
Omar Nazzal is a 54 year-old journalist who was arbitrarily imprisoned on 23 April 2016. Nazzal was en route to attend The European Federation of Journalists conference when he was detained. In May 2016, a Military court claimed that Nazzal posed a "security threat against the state", but presented no evidence; the judge imposed a four month-sentence. The sentence was arbitrarily extended on 19 August 2016. Nazzal initiated a hunger strike to protest the injustice perpetrated against him.

Nazzal has previously spent about four years arbitrarily imprisoned, and several months under house arrest. For many years Nazzal faced a travel ban, and even a restriction from visiting areas in the West Bank and Jerusalem.

Omar is married and has three daughters.


Number of days arbitrarily imprisoned during latest ordeal:

Percentage of his life arbitrarily imprisoned: 7.5%

 
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Recent events
27 Sep 2016
Zaytouna-Oliva departs for Gaza
25 Sep 2016
Impending trial of Issa Amro (a Palestinian "Gandhi") at a military tribunal
24 Sep 2016
General chronic harassment Gaza: Israeli military menace farmers and fishing boats with gunfire. WB: Israeli military invade towns, storm houses, kidnap at least 13 Palestinians.
23 Sep 2016
US president vetoes Congressional bill authorizing lawfare against Saudi Arabia pertaining 9-11
General chronic harassment Gaza: Israeli military provoke confrontations in border area, severely injured 6. WB: Israeli military invade towns, storm houses, suppress demonstrations; block off Nablus; seriously injure 11, kidnap at least 30 Palestinians. Settlers with military escort stage hateful against Christians in Jerusalem
22 Sep 2016
General chronic harassment Gaza: Israeli warships menace fishing boats with gunfire. WB: Israeli military invade numerous towns/villages, storm dozens of houses; issue house demolition houses; seriously injure 4, kidnap 25 Palestinians. Settlers with military escort stage hateful action at Al Aqsa mosque and Joseph tomb; assault young man.
21 Sep 2016
General chronic harassment Gaza: Israeli military menace fishing boats and border residents with gunfire. WB: Israeli military invade towns, storm houses; destroy house; order evacuation of village for so-called military exercises; shot young girl; kidnaped 21 Palestinians. Settlers with military escort stage hateful action at Al Aqsa mosque
Palestinian hunger strikers end strike after (68, 77, and 79) days
20 Sep 2016
General chronic harassment Gaza: Israeli military menace farmers and fishing boats with gunfire; raze border land. WB: Israeli military invade towns, storm large number of houses; murder teenager; injure 3, kidnap 27 Palestinians. Settlers with military escort stage hateful action at Al Aqsa mosque; brutalize young man; set house on fire
19 Sep 2016
General chronic harassment Gaza: Israeli warships menace fishing boats with gunfire. WB: Israeli military invade and block off towns, storm houses; steal money; kill young man, shot and injured young man; kidnapped 24 Palestinians. Settlers with military escort stage hateful action at Al Aqsa mosque; invade Susiya and assaulted residents.
18 Sep 2016
General chronic harassment Gaza: Israeli warships menace fishing boats with gunfire. WB: Israeli military invade villages, provoke confrontations, storm dozens of houses; prevent children from getting to school; seriously injure 1, kidnap 32 Palestinians. Settlers with military escort stage hateful action at Al Aqsa mosque; invade villages
17 Sep 2016
General chronic harassment Israeli military shot and killed young man; storm houses; military bulldozers block off villages; kidnap at least 5 Palestinians
US and "coalition" warplanes bomb area in Deir ez-Zor killing 100+ and injuring 100+ Syrian military; ISIS attack in the area follows (US Airforce assists ISIS)