Anti-Occupation activist Matan Cohen needs your help

Matan Cohen removed by IDF soldiers

Matan Cohen arrested by IDF soldiers (Photo: Ma'an)

Dear friends,

I write to you with great urgency today:

On 19 November 2009, the Tel Aviv District Court ruled against me in the lawsuit regarding my injury during a protest in the West Bank in February 2006. (I was shot, together with 14 others, with several bullets, one of which hit my eye, and partially blinded me.)  See
http://www.haaretz.com/news/youth-17-says-shot-in-the-eye-by-border-police-officers-1.181116

Not only that, the judge also ruled I pay some 78.000NIS ($20,000) in compensation to the state, as she deemed it a “frivolous lawsuit.”

As I appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court, on December 22, 2011, I urgently require, by early July, the reminder of those 78.000 NIS. I was able to pay some with the help of a similar appeal for donations some months back, but I still owe over half that some. If we fail to find the money, I might be imprisoned.

I’d be very grateful if you could possibly support this plea in one way or another.

Money can be sent via PayPal to: matankohen2@gmail.com

OR

Via the following link: http://www.awalls.org/donations Please write when donating that the money is designated for Matan Cohen’s Legal Appeal. (Donations can be tax-deductible in the U.S.)

All the very best,
matan

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