The defense of Spanish imprisoned in Israel for terrorism: It is an unfounded accusation

The Israeli military court of the Belief Center at the West Bank has begun the trial against the Spanish cooperating Juana Ruiz Sánchez (62 years old), which th

The defense of Spanish imprisoned in Israel for terrorism: It is an unfounded accusation

The Israeli military court of the Belief Center at the West Bank has begun the trial against the Spanish cooperating Juana Ruiz Sánchez (62 years old), which three months ago was formally accused, among other positions, of belonging to an "illegal organization".

Ruiz Sánchez, based in the West Bank since the mid-1980s and married to the Palestinian Elias Rishmawi, was arrested on April 13 at his home of Beit Sahur after an investigation of the security service (Shin Beit) around a funding plot Terrorist in Palestinian territory.

According to the Shin Beit, the Palestinian NGO has been working for almost 30 years - home jobs (HWC in its acronym in English) - diverted funds from abroad to finance activities of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (FPLP ), considered a terrorist group by Israel, the United States and the European Union.

Hispanopalesterina, who entered the handwriting of feet and hands, denied the accusations in the brief and protocol of the trial. For the next view, scheduled on September 1, the lawyer of her Avigdor Feldman has asked an interpreter, absent on Tuesday, since he only speaks Arabic and Spanish. Until then, the Israeli lawyer hopes to be able to analyze all the information presented and new details of the imputation he requests.

"It is an unfounded accusation and part of Israel's attempts to criminalize all activity and external humanitarian organization in the occupied territories," the Israeli lawyer denounced. This veteran human rights activist in Israel has announced that he will ask for home arrest for the cooperator since, in his opinion, "there is no reasons for her to continue incarcerated."

Feldman, his third lawyer in four months, replaces Gaby Lasky after this became a deputy of the leftist Meretz party in the Israeli Parliament.

"Good luck, we are all with you," her husband said, the EFE agency collects on Tuesday. Concerned about her health status, he added that she was "so tired that she can not stand". Rishmawi, who claimed the innocence of it, was on offer together representatives of the Spanish consulate in Jerusalem.

Among the five charges presented by the Prosecutor's Office include "reception of money with false purpose". According to Israeli sources, "FPLP uses HWC to receive money from European countries for all types of actions as terrorist attacks."

She, add, was "a central figure in fundraising from outside exterior that ended in the FPLP terrorist group." They believe that she was aware of the link between her NGO and the FPLP and cite Walid Hanatshe Financial Director accused by Israel of an FPLP attempt two years ago, which ended the life of an Israeli adolescent in the West Bank.

Feldman rejects any relationship between FPLP and Spanish, who works on cooperation and assistance projects from Palestinians from 80. HWC also denies accusations, complaint that was detained without knowing the charges and replica that funds received abroad are exclusively to his humanitarian and health projects in the territories occupied by Israel in the war of 67.

In recent months, Israel and Spain have maintained conversations about this case, being one of the topics in the conversation between its foreign ministers, Yair Lapid and José Manuel Albares, respectively, at the end of July.

Last week, the High Representative of European Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, said that the EU follows the case of the Spanish citizen detained and judged by Israel in the West Bank as he denied the general accusation that European funds destined for Palestinian NGOs are deviant in Palestine A tasks outside of humanitarian work.

Updated Date: 10 August 2021, 13:25

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