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No charge for Srour; bail, "conditions" following UN testimony

July 23, 2009 2:06 P.M. (Updated: July 24, 2009 3:39 P.M.)
Bethlehem - Ma'an - A Nil'in man who testified for the UN’s Gaza fact finding mission was released on “conditions” though he was not charged following his detention by Israeli border officials on his way home from Geneva.

Srour was testifying at the UN’s fact finding mission on Gaza, lead by Richard Goldstone. The mission has a broad mandate that includes investigations over how the political situation in Israel in the lead-up and fall out of their war on Gaza affected the West Bank.

According to Srour’s lawyers at the office of Gaby Lasky, Srour was released on “conditions,” and was asked to post bail, said to be around 4,000 shekels (1,000 US dollars). The courts said they were likely going to charge the non-violence activist, but they did not say with what he was to be charged, or when. No court date has been set for his reappearance.

Srour, a member of the Ni'lin Popular Committee Against the Wall, participates in demonstrations that take place against the theft of Ni'lin's land. He and Pollack were witness to the shooting of two Ni’lin residents, Arafat Rateb Khawaje and Mohammed Khawaje, on 28 December 2008, during a demonstration in solidarity with Gaza.

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