Video: Palestinian Political Prisoner: ‘I reject Israel’s laws’

13 June 2011 — The Real News Network

Bassem Tamimi of Nabi Saleh delivered a court statement at the start of his trial last Sunday saying ‘I reject [these laws] and cannot recognize their validity.’

Last Sunday the trial of Bassem Tamimi began. Tamimi is the central activist in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, North East of Ramallah and was arrested on March 24th of this year. In his appearance before the court, Tamimi delivered a statement saying “I do not know if my actions violate your Occupation laws. As far as I am concerned, these laws do not apply to me and are devoid of meaning. Having been enacted by Occupation authorities, I reject them and cannot recognize their validity.†The Real News’ Lia Tarachansky spoke with his wife, Neriman Tamimi, as well as to Diana Alzeer, an activist with the March 15 Movement whose demand for Palestinian national unity helped create pressure in the recent reconciliation between the Fateh and Hamas parties.

Special Thanks to Ronnie Barkan for helping film.

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