Israel: Palestinian activist who claims injured by police appears in court, protests

Some 200 people gathered in front of Haifa Magistrate's Court on Sunday to support those arrested during Friday's rally against the Gaza killings. Amongst the detainees was Director of the nonprofit Mossawa Centre and Palestinian activist Jafar Farah, who explained his leg was broken by Israeli police following his arrest. «What happened to me? I came to look after my son in the demo, instead of... Еще going out with him. I've been under arrest with him for 48 hours now. Inside the police station the policeman decided to attack me and to break my knee,» Farah said. Farah directs the Mossawa Centre, which promotes equality for Arab citizens in Israel. He was returned to the city's Bnei Zion Hospital after the hearing and a preliminary investigation has been opened into the case. Farah is one of the 19 demonstrators still in custody following Friday's Gaza solidarity rally, as two others were earlier released, reports say. Over 60 Palestinians were killed and a further 2,700 were injured by Israeli forces during last week's Nakba Day protests, sparking international outcry.

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