Israeli court to release Tamimi under conditions and a $1,000 fine

PNN/ Ramallah/

The Ofer Israeli military court near Ramallah on Thursday morning, 10 March 2016, has agreed to release activist Manal Tamimi (43) after two days of detention, on a fine of 4,000 shekels (approx $1,000), and other restrictions.

Restrictions include that Manal does not publish any Facebook posts or photos about one of the Israeli border guards named Yousef Nasser Eddin, who complained that she shared a video of him violently attacking Palestinian paramedics and journalists during clashes near Beit El checkpoint, north of Ramallah, back in October 2015.

Manal was also conditioned not to direct any “virtual threats” against any of the Israeli officers.

On Wednesday, the court decided to extend Manal’s arrest until Friday 11 March 2016.

On 8 March 2016, International Women’s Day, Manal was kidnapped from her home in Al-Nabi Saleh village near Ramallah, after IOF stormed the home at 1:30 AM.

Manal, prominent activist against the wall and settlements, and mother of six, was part of Popular Struggle Coordination Committee, which presents community-based resistance rooted in a belief in the power of nonviolent struggle, taking various forms, such as strikes, protests, and legal campaigns, as well as supporting the call to Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions.

Manal and her family have maintained a high-profile in nonviolent popular resistance. However, she was unable to participate in Nabi Saleh’s weekly demonstration during the past three weeks, because she developed a bad allergy towards teargas which was fired intensely towards activists.

She was shot and injured in her legs twice before, in 2013 and 2015.