Military Tribunal to Hear Shaka Case

A three-man military tribunal will tomorrow hear the case of Nablus Mayor Bassam Shake, and is expected to hand down its ruling Tuesday. Shaka has been ordered expelled from the West Bank for alleged pro-terrorist activities.

It the order is upheld, the mayor will have three days in which to appeal to the Supreme Court. The court last week declined to review an appeal by Shaka on the grounds that the due process requires him to go to the military tribunal first. There were news reports today that other West Bank mayors were quietly proposing a “deal” with the authorities whereby the expulsion order would be revoked, and in return Shaka would resign his mayoralty.

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