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Israeli Officer Charged with Assault on Palestinian-American Israel's Ministry of Justice has filed an indictment against a border policeman for assaulting and injuring 15-year-old Tarek Abu Khdeir, cousin to Muhammad Abu Khdeir, who was burned to death by Israeli settlers, in July. According to reports, the officer, whose name remains under gag order, was indicted at the Jerusalem magistrate court on September 10, for using "excessive force" that could not be justified.

The incident took place at a July 3 demonstration, in the Shu'fat neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, just a day after the abduction, torture and burning of 16-year-old Muhammad. A ministry statement read: "...evidence was found supporting the guilt of the police officer suspected of severe violent crimes, committed after the arrest of the minor, who was handcuffed at the time". Tarek has denied taking part in the demonstration, saying he was only an observer but fled when police began chasing suspects, as Israeli police are well-known for their inhumane treatment of Palestinians.

An uncle of Tariq, who has since returned home to Florida, called the indictment a "cover up" of the beating, and an Israeli attempt to appease the United States, AFP further reports: "If Tariq wasn't an American citizen we would have never seen an investigation," Yassin Abu Khdeir declared, noting that his nephew was attacked by a "group" of policemen who had also "attacked dozens of other kids". "But we won't see any further indictment because those kids are not American citizens," he added.

Read More | See Also: Signatories Call on White House to Investigate Beating and Detention of Tariq Abu Khdeir

Related Indybay Coverage: The World Responds to Israel's Atrocities in Gaza
Activists Protest Talk by Israeli Consul General at Temple Beth El On August 21, activists with the Palestine Israel Action Committee and Jewish Voice for Peace Santa Cruz picketed outside of a talk at Temple Beth El in Aptos about Israel and Gaza, given by Dr. Andy David, Israel's Consul General for Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. The topic of the talk was "Operation Protective Edge," Israel's name for their most recent military assault on Gaza, which began on July 8 and has killed thousands of Palestinians. To greet those entering the talk, a series of large signs with the names of those killed in the war was displayed near the temple's entrance, and individuals held a large banner on Soquel Drive that read "Sick of Gaza Massacre?"

An announcement for the demonstration made it clear that it was not a protest targeting the temple, but "their guest, the Israel Consul General and the policies of the Israeli government." One large sign displayed by demonstrators was titled "Remembering Some of the Victims of Israeli Operation 'Protective Edge'," and it showed pictures of people killed, and included short biographies about them.

Some of the literature the demonstrators were handing out called Israel's claim that "Operation Protective Edge" was an act of self-defense disingenuous. "The Incredible violence against Gaza is indisputably disproportionate to any threat that Israel faces from the Palestinian resistance to occupation," one brochure stated. It called Israel's attacks, "a siege on an open-air prison." Gaza has been called an open-air prison because Israel controls its land, borders, airspace, sea, access to electricity, and movement of people and goods, including food, water and medicine. "There is nowhere for people to go," the brochure states. "Evacuation is not an option."

imc_photo.gifRead More with Photos | Palestine-Israel Action Committee

Previous Coverage: Demonstrators at Sam Farr Fundraiser Oppose Congress Member's Support of Israeli War || Santa Cruz Activists Continue Die-ins to Protest Attacks on Gaza || The World Responds to Israel's Atrocities in Gaza
In a major victory against the Israeli Zim Lines shipping company, their ship the Piraeus was forced to leave the Port of Oakland after a mass march, four days of picketing, and the refusal of ILWU Local 10 and ILWU Local 34 to work the ship despite attempts by the Oakland police department and Alameda County deputies to break up the ongoing pickets. The Zim ship is believed by some to have unloaded only a portion of cargo before giving up and heading back out to sea. Oakland's "Block the Boat" victory represents a historic first for the worldwide Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement.
The World Responds to Israel's Atrocities in Gaza Rallies have been held around the world in opposition to Israel's recent air strikes on Gaza and the collective punishment carried out against the Palestinian people living there and in the West Bank. In Northern California, demonstrations have been held in Fresno, Oakland, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Salinas, and Santa Cruz. According to the International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC), as of August 17, approximately 1939 Palestinians, including whole families, have been killed since July 8. A total of 9886 Palestinians, including 2878 children, 1854 women, and 374 elderly, have been injured. 47 Israeli soldiers, most of whom were invading Gaza at the time of their death, have been killed by Palestinian resistance, and two Israeli civilians were killed by Palestinian shells.

Jerusalem: imc_photo.gifJewish activists light children’s dolls on fire at Yad Vashem to protest Gaza attack (7/12)

Concord: imc_calendar.gifCandle Light Vigil for Palestine (8/16)

Fresno: imc_photo.gif"Free Palestine" rally in Fresno, CA (7/18) | audioPalestine, Gaza, Israel and the struggle for peace and justice discussed on Street Heat

Oakland: photoThe Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural Unveiled on 26th Street | imc_calendar.gifOakland Palestine Solidarity Mural Unveiling (8/10) | imc_calendar.gifWomen in Black Silent Vigil | Stop The Israeli Massacre In Gaza-Full Support For Labor Community Mass Picket At Zim Line (8/16) | pdfOPD, Urban Shield, and Israel (PDF Posters) | imc_calendar.gifCandlelight Vigil for Gaza (8/3)

Palo Alto: imc_photo.gifBoycott Israel Protesters die-in at HP Hewlett Packard in Palo Alto (7/17) | imc_photo.gifOn the Streets in Palo Alto: Two Sides Face Off on Palestine (7/24)

Salinas: imc_photo.gifDirect Action Monterey Network statement in solidarity with Palestine (7/14)

San Francisco: imc_video.gifFree Palestine Rally in San Francisco (7/12) | imc_video.gifFree Palestine Rally in San Francisco - Part 2 (7/12) | imc_video.gifFree Palestine Rally in San Francisco - Part 3 (7/12) | How many rallied for Gaza? | imc_video.gifSF Police allow a Pro Israeli group to illegally disrupt a legal Pro Palestinian rally (7/26) | For The Intifada To Succeed, It Must Spread | imc_photo.gifMovimiento por la Reunificacion Familiar (8/1) | imc_photo.gifDemonstration Organized for Palestine (8/6)

Santa Cruz: imc_photo.gifCommunity Members in Santa Cruz Protest Israel's Attacks on Gaza (7/14) | imc_photo.gifProtests Opposing Israel's War on Gaza Continue in Santa Cruz (7/19) | imc_video.gifimc_photo.gifSanta Cruz Activists Display Names of Palestinian Children Killed in Gaza (7/21) | imc_video.gifimc_photo.gifDie-in Staged in Santa Cruz to Protest Israel's Assault on Gaza (7/28) imc_photo.gifInterfaith and Secular Activists Gather in Santa Cruz for Gaza (8/1) | imc_video.gifimc_photo.gifSanta Cruz Activists Continue to Stage Die-ins to Protest Atrocities in Gaza (8/4) | imc_photo.gifDie-in to protest Israel's Assault on Gaza drew dozens of protesters (8/4) | imc_photo.gifSanta Cruz Activists Have Protested Regularly Since the Assault on Gaza Began (8/11) | imc_photo.gifDemonstrators at Sam Farr Fundraiser Oppose Congress Member's Support of Israeli War (8/14)

New York: imc_photo.gifAs Palestinian Death Toll Tops 100, New Yorkers Protest Israel’s Bombing of Gaza (7/11)

New Orleans: audioNew Orleans #StreetcarNamedGaza Protest/Vigil in Solidarity with Palestine (8/1)

England: imc_photo.gifUK Activists In Standoff After Occupying Factory Supplying IDF Drone Engines - For a week? (8/5)

See Also: List of Palestinians Killed Since July 8 | PLO: Over 485,000 People Now Displaced in Gaza | Signatories Call on White House to Investigate Beating and Detention of Tariq Abu Khdeir | audioThis Week in Palestine, August 8th, 2014 -- Gaza Special Coverage | Gaza Calling: All out on Saturday 9 August Day of Rage - Boycott Disinvestment Sanctions | Settlers Smash Doors Of Palestinian Stores In Hebron’s Old City | 38 Palestinians Kidnapped in Jerusalem and West Bank | audioHuman rights defender among three Palestinians killed by live fire in Beit Ommar | UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Recent Israeli, Palestinian Crisis Must Be ‘The Last Time’ | audioThis Week in Palestine, August 1st, 2014 -- Gaza Special Coverage | audioMideast Migraines - Israeli kidnappings and murders | audioThis Week in Palestine, July 25th, 2014 -- Gaza Special Coverage | audioIMEMC: This Week in Palestine, July 11th, 2014 | July 15 Global Solidarity Fast for Peace – Palestine/Israel | Port of Gaza Burns: Gaza's Ark As Well | Human shield reports from El-Wafa Hospital in Gaza | Israelis Watch as Gaza is Bombed | imc_photo.gifIsraeli Airstrikes Hit al-Rimal, Khan Younis, Beit Lahia; Death Toll 100+ for Sunday Alone | Party of the Laboring Masses: Statement on the Gaza Genocide | audioMideast Migraines - Israeli Atrocities Vs. Killing 3 settlers | Imagine the Outrage Over 27,000 Dead Kids... If Gaza’s Dead Were America’s Dead | National Lawyers Guild Urges U.S. Government to Cease $3 Billion Annual Military Aid to Israel | audioIsrael, Palestine and the International Criminal Court | Down with the latest criminal abuses by the Israeli State! | imc_photo.gifCelebrities, Artists, Activists and Nobel Peace Laureates Stand Up for Palestinian Rights | Protest Bob Schieffer's Racist Support of Israel | Journalists in Palestine are under attack | The Israeli Government is not the Jewish People | Israel-Palestine: This is how it ends | Israeli Police Attacks Worshipers In Al-Aqsa Mosque, Ten Injured | Palestinian And Israeli Killed In Jerusalem Bus Incident | Sign Petition to ICC to Stop US/Israeli War Crimes | Netanyahu: NO Palestinian State EVER & Hateful Likud Charter Opposes Any Palestinian State
Latino activists in solidarity with Palestinians marched down Market Street in San Francisco on August 2 in a unity call for saving the children of Central America who are languishing at the US-Mexican border, as well as the children dying in Gaza. Movimiento por la Reunifacacion Familiar organizers reached out to everyone to join together in a march chanting, “No mas ninos deportados nuestros ninos son sagrados!” “No more children deported; our children are sacred.”
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Friday Sep 12th 11:45 PM
Block the Boat Diary Daniel Borgström (1 comment)
Friday Sep 12th 10:22 PM
Massacre in Gaza Gene Ruyle
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This Week in Palestine, September 5th, 2014 IMEMC
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Film Screening: Voices Across the Divide Sami W. Abed
Tuesday Sep 2nd 3:12 PM
Mideast Migraines - We Have Not Forgotten Ren Tawil
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Voices Across the Divide, screening with Film Director Jewish Voice for Peace - Sacramento
Sunday Aug 31st 8:07 PM
This Week in Palestine, August 29th, 2014 IMEMC
Saturday Aug 30th 5:38 PM
ILWU Rank and File Back Picket Of Zim ship Piraeus At Port Of Oakland Labor Video Project
Saturday Aug 30th 10:51 AM
Motion made in federal court to dismiss charges against Rasmea Odeh Rasmea Defense Committee
Thursday Aug 28th 3:25 PM
EASTWEST #3: An Anarchist Newspaper EASTWEST (7 comments)
Wednesday Aug 27th 2:27 PM
United States Port Actions End Business as Usual For Israel Steven Argue (5 comments)
Tuesday Aug 26th 7:05 AM
Mideast Migraines - Joan Rivers hates Arabs Ren Tawil
Monday Aug 25th 5:33 PM
Peace Making and the Power of Narrative Harvest McCampbell
Monday Aug 25th 2:14 PM
Candlelight Vigil for Palestine
Sunday Aug 24th 6:34 PM
Film screening, 'Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?' Penny Rosenwasser
Sunday Aug 24th 2:38 PM
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