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Ezra Nawi's sentencing delayed, Action Update

Posted on: Friday, August 21, 2009

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Ezra Nawi

The sentencing for Ezra Nawi, Israeli human rights activist, has been postponed until September 2009.

Ezra Nawi was arrested for standing between an Israeli bulldozer and the home of a Palestinian family in the West Bank. Though his protest was peaceful, as can be seen in this video, he was charged and found guilty of assaulting a police officer.

On August 16th, Jewish Voice for Peace presented the judge at the sentencing hearing with over 20,000 names from people around the world who signed a petition in support of Ezra. The prosecutor tried to get the names thrown out as evidence, but the judge has delayed ruling on the case until September 21st.

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