In Brief [Archives:2009/1225/Local News]

January 15 2009


– Yemeni lawyers to sue Israeli leaders in charge of war crimes in Gaza

The Yemeni lawyers Bar YLB announced forming a legal team to prepare file to sue Israeli war criminals in the International Criminal Court.

The team would charge those leaders of doing war crimes against the Palestinian citizens in Gaza Strip since two weeks.

The Israeli offensive in Gaza resulted in killing 804 Palestinians, half of them are women and children. Some 3310 were injured since the beginning of the Israeli attacks in strip. A source in the bar told that the team contains ten lawyers chaired over by the head of YLB Abdullah Rajah.

He added that the team would start on Sunday to prepare the file against Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Defense Minister Ehud Barak and other commanders in the

Israeli army who are involved in crimes against the Palestinians.

– Court begins trail of three suspects in charge of contacting with Israeli PM

A primary court began on Saturday a trial of three suspects in charge of contacting with the Prime Minister of the Israeli entity Ehud Olmert.

The hearing was headed by Judge Muhasin al-Alwan.

In the hearing, the prosecution charged the first suspect Basam Abdullah al-Hidari, 25, of contacting with foreign country illegally and sent emails to the prime minister of the Israeli entity.

“We are the Organization of Islamic Jihad and you are Jews