“Aman said he had told the court he was not calling for a normalisation of ties with Israel”

REUTERS
Hamas releases Palestinian peace activists arrested after Zoom call with Israelis
by Staff
October 26, 2020

Gaza’s Islamist rulers Hamas convicted three Palestinian peace activists of “weakening revolutionary spirit” for having held a Zoom call with Israelis peace campaigners, but ordered the release of two of them after six months in jail. Hamas arrested Rami Aman, 39, and seven other activists in April after the conference call, describing it as “treason”. Such grassroots dialogue between Israelis and Gaza Palestinians is rare. While five of the activists were released within days of being arrested, Gaza military prosecutors charged Aman and two others with aiding Israel and ordered them jailed until their trial. READ MORE

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