The terrorist group Hamas, which controls Gaza, convicted back in April three Palestinian peace activists of “weakening revolutionary spirit” after holding a Zoom meeting with Israeli peace activists. Now the terrorist group has decided to release two of them after six months in prison, the newspaper Jerusalem Post writes.
The terrorist group Hamas arrested Rami Aman (39) and seven other activists for “treason” after the zoom meeting. Read MIFF’s article about the zoom meeting (incl. Clips of the meeting) here.
Talks between grassroots organizations in Israel and Gaza are rare.
Five of the activists were released a few days after their arrest. Gaza military prosecutors accused Rami Aman, along with two other activists, of helping Israel and ordering them imprisoned until their trial. One of the three was granted bail in July.
On Monday, a Hamas-led military court convicted all three of “weakening revolutionary spirit” but ordered authorities to release Aman along with another imprisoned activist.
Shortly after his release, Aman told Reuters that he had told the court that he had not called for normalization with Israel.
– I call for a just and comprehensive peace and believe that as long as there is occupation, there will be resistance, Aman said, referring to what he calls Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and blockade of Gaza.
Read MIFF’s articles on the West Bank here. Read here why the introduction of Israeli sovereignty over parts of the West Bank is NOT contrary to international law. Read MIFF’s articles on the terror emanating from the Gaza Strip against Israel. Read MIFF’s articles on the Hamas terrorist group and the thousands of rockets they have fired into Israel since taking control of Gaza in 2007.
The Hamas terrorist group has not responded to a request for comment.
The military court has sentenced Aman to one year probation and decided that another activist, whose name was not released, should be released based on the time he had already served, according to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, which had defended them.
Since the terrorist group Hamas took control of Gaza in 2007, they have fought three wars against Israel and violence often breaks out along the border with Israel.
Hamas is listed on several international terrorist lists – the terrorist group does not recognize Israel’s right to exist and has as its stated goal to annihilate Israel. Israel has been forced to impose restrictions on what is sent into Gaza to prevent arms smuggling and concrete from reaching terrorist groups such as Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and other terrorist groups. Read MIFF’s article on the latest attack tunnel uncovered by the Israeli Army (IDF) last week. Hamas and other terrorist groups in Gaza use concrete to build underground attack tunnels into Israel to murder Israelis, it costs 3 million. dollars to build a tunnel. Qatar each sends many millions. dollars to the terrorist group Hamas – read more here.