On October 30th, Palestinian Human Rights Defender Sami Huraini will be sentenced by the Israeli Court in retaliation for his activism. Since Sami and his family have defended their home village of Masafer Yatta from Israel’s land theft, they have routinely been targeted by the Israeli military and court system with repressive tactics.
The Israeli Court wrongfully and unjustly convicted Sami on August 22nd, 2023, for “obstructing soldiers” during a protest in 2021. An obvious attempt to silence his activism. Now, it’s URGENT to call on members of Congress to defend Sami this month before his sentence hearing. Congress must pressure Israel to drop all charges against Sami, and roll back the unjust 99% conviction rate of Palestinians.