Israel arrests BDS founder Omar Barghouthi

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The co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel was arrested on Monday in Haifa, Israeli authorities declared on Tuesday.

According to Israeli media sources, Bargouthi is suspected of failing to report some $700,000 in income over the past decade, during which he served as the director of National Computing Resources in Ramallah.

The company specializes in the sale and maintenance of ATMs and related equipment within the Palestinian Authority, the sources added,

Barghouthi allegedly hid the income by depositing it in a Ramallah bank account.

He also deposited honorarium fees received for lectures he gave around the world in a US bank account, thereby hiding the revenue from Israeli tax authorities, Israeli police claimed.

A search of his residence at the time of the arrest found transaction documents and credit cards to support the suspicions, according to the Israeli police.

(Source / 21.03.2017)

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