Sunday, April 25, 2010

Military court postpones PLC member's hearing for 70th time

Nablus – Ma'an – An Israeli military court postponed the trial of a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council for the 70th time, deciding to hold the hearing in May.

Jamal Tirawi's hearing at the Salem detention center was held in secret on Sunday, his brother Raed said, and only his lawyer was able to attend.

The Palestinian lawmaker's wife was allowed to watch the hearing for 10 minutes, but was then escorted out of the room, his brother added.

The Israeli military prosecutor had attempted to prove Tirawi guilty of several charges, but reportedly failed to supply the necessary evidence, and asked for an extension.