In this note from Israel, Cassandra Dixon (Mary House CW, Oxford, Wisconsin) reports on the September 6 court hearing regarding her assault by an Israeli settler. The settler’s lawyers interrogated doctors and rejected hospital reports in an attempt to downplay the severity of the assault, Dixon says, and the judge ejected her human rights lawyer from the courtroom. The next hearing in the case is scheduled for November 2.
“These settlers act with impunity because Israel has impunity in the world, and they have that because of the U.S.,” Cassandra Dixon (Mary House CW) says. She hopes the September 7 trial of the Israeli settler who attacked her might help to change that.
As she prepares to return to Israel for the trial of the man who assaulted her, Cassandra Dixon (Mary House Catholic Worker, Jackson, Wisconsin) is asking supporters to help the people of Tuba plant an olive grove on their land. Her appeal letter is reprinted here.
Cassandra Dixon of Mary House of Hospitality was seriously harmed by an Israeli settler on March 7 while she and an Italian observer were in the hills outside of Hebron near a village called Tuba. On April 26, she issued the following update to CatholicWorker.org.
Cassandra Dixon of Mary House of Hospitality was seriously harmed by an Israeli settler on March 7 while she and an Italian observer were in the hills outside of Hebron near a village called Tuba. Both were volunteers with Operazione Colomba (Operation Dove), the “nonviolent Peace Corps” of the Pope John XXIII community based in Italy, She issued the following statement.