Ofer - Release on Bail, Holding and trading of combat materiel

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Nitza Aminov (reporting)


Translation: Marganit W.


Holocaust Memorial Day


Cooperation Between Palestinian Preventive Security and the Shabak (GSS)

Preventive Security is the security apparatus of the Palestinian Authority that was established in the wake of the Oslo Agreement. According to Wikipedia the idea came from the Israeli Shabak. Since its inception, Israel has benefited from cooperation with the preventive security.


Judge: Lieut. Col. Meir Lakhan

Prosecutor: Lieut. Rephael Shafransky

Defense: Atty. Nery Ramati


Rian Othman Hassin Tamimi – ID 944815695

On Thursday (a week before the hearing) the army came to Rian Tamimi’s house in the middle of the night to look for weapons. They found two broken butts of hunting rifles and eight bullets.

In his interrogation Rian admitted that 18 months earlier he had bought a hunting rifle to drive away dogs and boars from his property. He had a license from the PA. Half a year ago, PA representatives revoked his license and took away his rifle. They set a court hearing for 5.5.14.

And here comes the part about cooperation: this kind of information is immediately passed to the Israeli army. Hence the raid.

Rian says that he could easily have bought a gun in Jenin for 2000 shekels. He did not do so because his license had been canceled.


Atty. Ramati focuses on the reason for detention. Indeed there has been a violation, but there is no risk involved. An alternative to detention should be considered. The defendant admitted keeping a weapon. He explains, however, that since his license had been revoked, he has been handed over to the Israelis. It is known that when the PA presses charges, the file is transferred to the army, which also presses charges.

The defendant is 38 years old, has no prior record and works for Palestinian television.

The judge concedes that the use of the weapon was ostensibly for civic purposes, and the police should have ascertained that the guns had been confiscated by the PA, thus he is inclined to release him…


Decision: Release is contingent on a 5000 shekel bond.

The mother and uncle of Rian are in court and they will vouch for him to the tune of 5000 shekels each.

The bond will be processed on 30.4.14.

Next hearing set for 15.5.14