Mohammad Halabi's trial is the longest trial in the history of the Captive Movement

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A report issued by the Department of Studies and Documentation in the Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees' Affairs showed that the trial of the engineer Mohammad Halabi from Gaza Strip is one of the longest trials of in the history of the Palestinian Captive Movement. The report showed that Halabi was working as a manager of World Vision Institution before his detention. He entered his third year in Israeli jails, and appeared more than 114 times before the occupation courts without being sentenced till this moment. However, the occupation authorities are still holding Halabi on the pretext of transferring funds from the institution for Palestinian factions, without any evidence or a legal charge against him.
The World Vision Institution is an American Humanitarian Institution, in which he was playing a humanitarian role, where he was helping poor families and sick people and provides support for children after wars and helps affected farmers and fishermen.
He is still held in the Israeli jails despite the examinations conducted by the Australian government, the internal examinations of the institution and the statement issued by the Center for the Prevention of Torture in Tel Aviv which proved that he is not guilty.
The report showed that the detention of Halabi comes in the context of systematic Israeli policy against the pioneers of humanitarian activities, which aims at destroying international and humanitarian organizations that support the Palestinian rights. This policy is supported by the American administration, which stopped the funds of UNRWA in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Mohammad Halabi, 41, is from Jabalia refugee camp and holds the Master's degree in Civil Engineering, married and has five children. He was arrested at Erez crossing north of Gaza Strip on June 2016, and he is currently held at Remon prison in difficult conditions.