On Sunday 12th March 2017, Basil al-Araj was meant to be tried in court.
Instead, Basil was assassinated by the Israeli occupation forces in
Ramallah – just a few minutes away from the headquarters of the
Palestinian Authority security forces.
We gathered outside the
Palestine Mission in London to honour Basil, and to demand the end of
the security coordination with Israeli occupation forces. We condemn the
complicity of the PA security forces in arresting Palestinian activists
with no charge and torturing them with impunity.
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== Basil Al-Araj 'The Intellectual Martyr’ ==
was born in al-Walajeh village between Bethlehem and Jerusalem. He
studied pharmacy and was an advocate for resistance against the
Basil and five of his friends disappeared in March
2016. They were later arrested by the PA after the Israeli army tipped
them off. They were placed in solitary confinement, tortured and denied
visits for 6 months. Following a group hunger strike, they were released
in September 2016.
Basil’s friends were rearrested by Israel but
he was in hiding for 9 months. On March 6th, Basil was murdered by
Israeli soldiers in a two hour standoff in Ramallah.