Randomly-chosen quotation:
"I met Ben-Gurion ... .[He said:] 'The Arabs of the Land of Israel, they have but one function left - to run away'. With that he got up and ended the conversation."
(Ezra Danin, 24 October 1948)
ayman nasser Ayman Nasser, a researcher with Addameer, the Palestinian prisoner advocacy group, was arrested by Israeli soldiers yet again. In the middle of the night on 18 September 2014, 15 soldiers smashed into Nasser's home in Saffa, ransacked the house, brutalized the family, and arrested Ayman. Ayman has been arbitrarily arrested numerous times, tortured, and violently harassed.
About Nasser: he is a community organizer and leader involved in educational project in the village of Saffa -- he is very well regarded in the village. He is married and has four children.

Ayman Nasser has been subjected to very long terms of the so-called 'administrative detention' -- which really means arbitrary imprisonment, with no charges brought against the defendant, no access to evidence, and for an arbitrary length of imprisonment which can be renewed at any time. The family of the prisoner is also affected sometimes losing permits needed to work in Israel. Most of the victims of arbitrary imprisonment are politically active or are active in organizing their communities. Effective Palestinian leaders who oppose Israeli rule are invariably imprisoned in this manner. It is a means to fragment Palestinian society.

Number of days arbitrarily imprisoned during his latest ordeal:

Previous number of years arbitrarily imprisoned: 7 years

Percentage of Ayman Nasser's life arbitrarily imprisoned: 16.2%

Recent events
24 Nov 2014
General chronic harassment: West Bank: Israeli military invade several towns, conduct harassment operations, storm houses; issue order for demolition of park; seriously injure one, kidnap at least 14 Palestinians. Settlers brutalize 3; stage provocative action at Al Aqsa mosque; dump sewage water on farmland.
Iran v P5 talks on nuclear program fail -- resumption in 2015
23 Nov 2014
Settlers firebomb Palestinian home in West Bank
Israeli forces kill Palestinian man in northern Gaza
Israeli cabinet approves bill enshrining Israel as 'Jewish nation-state'
General chronic harassment: Gaza: Israeli soldiers kill farmer, kidnap 3. West Bank: Israeli military invade and block off towns, storm houses, violently harass residents. Military kill 2, seriously injure 12, kidnap 23 Palestinians. Settlers storm villages; brutalize Palestinians; burn house; stage provocative action at Al Aqsa mosque
22 Nov 2014
General chronic harassment: West Bank: Israeli military provoke confrontations, block off towns, storm houses; kidnap at least 7 Palestinians. Settlers assault young man.
21 Nov 2014
General chronic harassment: Gaza: Soldiers fire on and injure young man. West Bank: Israeli military invade several towns, violently suppress demonstrations, storm dozen of houses; seriously injure 39 (inc. live ammo), kidnap 7 Palestinians. Settlers stone and fire upon cars; settler car runs over woman; invade shop; brutalize young man
20 Nov 2014
Mayor of Ashkelon bans Palestinian citizens of Israel from working in Ashkelon schools
General chronic harassment: West Bank: Israeli military provoke confrontations, storm dozens of houses, place village under lock-down; steal water tanks; order demolition of 11 houses; seriously injure 11, kidnap at least 28 Palestinians. Settlers attempt to run over 3 Palestinians; vandalize cars; invade and menace village