- Published on Thursday, 31 May 2012 10:05
Andrew Pshenichnikov, 23, has been in an Israeli prison for one week for trying to become a Palestinian citizen and give up his Israeli citizenship.
Two months ago Pshenichnikov moved to Dheisheh Refugee Camp in Bethlehem. The Israeli government was able to arrest him as Dheisheh is in Area A of the West Bank; Israeli citizens are banned by their government from leaving Area C and so his stay in Dheisheh was technically illegal.
In court Pshenichnikov stated that he will not accept any judgement made by the court as he does not recognise the Israeli government – including its judicial arm – as legitimate. He has returned to prison, where he will stay, until his next hearing.