It looks like all of the efforts to halt the construction of the illegal settlement on Bil’in’s land and the Apartheid Wall may be paying off. Ha’aretz has an amazing article today showing that the Israeli’s built this settlement illegally. And, Mustapha Barghouti was arrested today, as was one of Hanan Ashrawi’s assistant as they were campaigning in Al Quds. Apparently, the “only democracy in the Middle East” thinks it is illegal to campaign for an election. The BBC thinks it is worthy of reporting, but for some reason America is too obsessed with a mining accident to even report on this. I wish this were not the case, as I suspect arresting or harassing such leading Palestinian politicians could be an enormous story that would demonstrate the hypocrisy of Israel’s so-called democracy.