Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Australian Student Is Arrested by Israeli Security Forces

February 8, 2010

An Australian student at Birzeit University has been released on bail pending an appeal to Israel's High Court after she and a flatmate were arrested early Sunday morning by Israeli troops on a raid into the Palestinian-controlled territory where they lived, according to the Ma'an News Agency. Bridgette Chappell, a campaigner against Israel's security barrier, was threatened with deportation after the Israeli troops said they found the women had "fake documents" and "an expired visa" and accused both of being "involved in illegal activity, including riots and jeopardizing IDF soldiers and public property." Their lawyer said the arrests may have violated Israel's own procedures.

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