Next week, on July 30, Issa Amro's military court trial continues.
This court hearing will focus on two dates:
- A 2012 sit-in of a building owned by Palestinians that settlers were trying to take and occupy.
- A 2013 protests during President Obama's visit to Israel. Issa led Palestinians in Hebron on a march through the streets wearing Obama and Martin Luther King, Jr. masks and t-shirts reading: "I have a dream."
Peaceful protest is entirely illegal under Israeli military law. The conviction rate is nearly 100%.
The West Bank city of Hebron is where the occupation is at its most extreme. Settlers roam the streets freely, openly carrying military-grade weapons. Palestinians, meanwhile, cannot drive on the streets. They face 22 checkpoints and over 100 movement barriers. Issa is on trial for nonviolent resistance.
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