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Trial of Palestinian prisoner Mohammed al-Halabi postponed for the 138th time to be the longest trial in the history of Palestinian detainees held in Israeli jails.

Trial of Palestinian prisoner Mohammed al-Halabi has been postponed for the 138th time and thus continues to be the longest trial in the history of Palestinian detainees held in Israeli jails.

Khalil al-Halabi, Mohammed’s father, said Israel’s Be’er Sheva District Court on Monday cancelled his son’s 138th court hearing and extended his detention for 90 days.

Khalil accused the Israeli prosecution of trumping up charges and attempting to force his son to sign confessions of things he did not do.

Head of the studies and documentation unit at the Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission Abed al-Naser Farwana said that al-Halabi’s trial is the longest ever in the history of the captive movement.

“Israeli judiciary is built on injustice and oppression,” he told Quds Press.

A worker of the US-based World Vision, Mohammed al-Halabi was arrested five years ago at Beit Hanoun (Erez) border checkpoint on his way home in Gaza after a routine meeting in Jerusalem.

Israeli occupation authorities accused al-Halabi of funneling donations to Hamas, which was completely denied by him and World Vision.

Israeli occupation authorities impose tight restrictions and exert different forms of pressure on humanitarian organizations working in the Gaza Strip, which has been under crippling blockade since 2006, including charges of “helping Hamas”, as part of attempts to halt their work.

 

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