He has been pronounced guilty of assaulting a police officer who was demolishing a Palestinian house on July 22, 2007.
Guilty for what?
For saying "Very funny soldier? That the kids will be sleeping outside, that's funny?"?
Ezra Nawi and the laughing soldiers
August 14, a personal letter from Ezra:
This is not the first time that I stand trial for my beliefs. But it is the first time that they will probably be able to stop me.
I always knew that many people silently supported me, and that if I ever got into trouble they would stand behind me. This moment has come.
I have been harassed and targeted throughout the years, because I embody three elements which provoke bigotry in the Israeli society: I am a homosexual, I am a Mizrahi Jew, and I devote all my time to fighting for the human rights of Arab Palestinians.
I am a simple person. I did what my heart told me to do. Looking back, I know that what my friends and I have done is changing the harsh reality of the occupation in the whole area of south Hebron. I feel that now the Israeli authorities are punishing me on a personal level.
I would like to believe that my personal adversity will inspire and motivate individuals to actively oppose the occupation.
In this sad sad world, we need more people like you..
Bless you, Ezra.