RAMALLAH, West Bank — The long-anticipated opening hearing in the trial of Palestinian Aut...

Trial for PA officers accused of killing critic delayed after lawyer a no-show – The Times of Israel

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The long-anticipated opening hearing in the trial of Palestinian Authority security officials implicated in the death of a prominent critic was postponed at the last minute on Tuesday morning after the defense attorney failed to show. The hearing was slated to be a preliminary one, albeit dramatic with the charge sheet against the 14 security officers who allegedly beat opposition activist Nizar Banat to death slated to be read aloud. Banat’s death during a raid of his Hebron hideout caused widespread outrage and saw rare protests against the PA, which were forcefully suppressed by its security …

 

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