Today, on the 23rd of February 2015, the Israeli police tried to stop a Palestinian car in order to impose a fine on the driver. While the Israeli police were following the Palestinian driver/vehicle, the car became involved in a collision, and the driver died. His name was Nihad Ali Alajul. He was 32 years old and was a father to four children. This happened in Al-Juflik village in the Central Jordan Valley, after Hamra checkpoint.
Today, as in every other day, the Israeli police work hard to fine Palestinian drivers on the road. Today they also gave a fine to one Palestinian Jordan Valley Solidarity activist for 250 Israeli shekels. This is the third fine this activist has received in the past three months, amounting to 1,500 shekels.
These actions are part of Israel’s apartheid occupation policies, which applies daily pressure on the lives of Palestinian people, families and communities. The police are supposed to enforce the law and to protect the people, but here they are working alongside the Israeli army to enforce the transfer of Palestinians from their lands by scaring the people. The police give Palestinians no opportunity to speak out to protect their rights.
This report is courtesy of Jordan Valley Solidarity Campaign.