German court starts retrial of 3 pro-Palestine activists for criticizing Israeli crimes | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

German court starts retrial of 3 pro-Palestine activists for criticizing Israeli crimes

A court in Germany has started the retrial of three pro-Palestine human rights activists, known as Humboldt 3, who had spoken out against Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people.

The trio – Palestinian activist Majed Abusalama and Israeli activists Ronnie Barkan and Stavit Sinai – are facing trial for their involvement in a June 2017 protest at Humboldt University, in the German capital Berlin, against Israeli Knesset Member (MK) for the Yesh Atid party, Aliza Lavie.

The three activists, known as Humboldt 3, were charged after they interrupted Lavie’s talk in 2017 about the massacre of civilians in Gaza during a speech at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

Lavie had given a speech at the university during which she downplayed Israel’s ongoing occupation of the Palestinian territories (oPt) and its treatment of Palestinians, and expressed her support of Israel’s 2014 war on the already-besieged Gaza Strip. The activists disrupted the talk and challenged Lavie on her opinions, but are now facing charges of trespassing and assault for their actions.

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