Supreme Court to rule on whether to rule on the HLF case

October  25, 2012. This week, the US Supreme Court will likely conference on whether or not they’ll hear the HLF case, making it the last legal recourse for the Holy Land Five.

Appellate Court Denies request for rehearing

February 17, 2012. The full panel of the Fifth Circuit Court denied the Holy Land Five’s request for a rehearing. Defense attorneys have vowed to continue the fight. They plan on petitioning the Supreme Court.

Holy Land Five receive sentences of 15 to 65 years

The Holy Land Five received up to 65-year-sentences on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 for giving hope, for saving lives. Human rights leaders assert these five fathers and husbands officially became political prisoners caught in the disillusioned web known by the Bush administration as the “War on Terror.”

Following nine days of deliberations, jury returns guilty verdicts

The lowest point on earth was not the shoreline of the Dead Sea on Monday, Nov. 24, 2008. Rather it was a federal courthouse in Downtown Dallas. At around 3 p.m., the courtroom—where the anticipated Holy Land Foundation retrial verdict was to take place—filled up in fast-forward. Family members, justice supporters and government officials poured [...]

Closing arguments end, case goes to jury (Nov. 11, 2008)

Closing arguments continued on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008. After many sighs of relief from attorneys and attendees, jurors walked out of the courtroom and into the deliberation room to choose their foreperson. Ironically, the final day of the Holy Land Foundation Retrial fell on Veteran’s Day.

Closing arguments begin (Nov. 10, 2008)

After seeing numerous videos, listening to plenty of wiretapped calls and reading hundreds of documents during the seven-week Holy Land Foundation Retrial, the 10-woman, 2-man jury finally got to hear some closing arguments on Monday, Nov. 10, 2008.

Defense attorneys rest their case (Nov. 6, 2008)

After seven weeks, the Holy Land Foundation retrial finally nears the end on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008 as the defense lawyers rested their case.

HLF accountant testifies all day (Nov. 5, 2008)

Prosecutor Barry Jonas continued his cross-examination of former HLF accountant Wafa Yaish on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008 by asking him whether the HLF reported their foreign bank accounts to the Internal Revenue Service. Americans are required to file this when dealing with foreign accounts, Jonas said. Yaish who has not dealt with foreign accounts since [...]

Defense witnesses continue testifying (Nov. 4, 2008)

The courtroom air was chilly as usual on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, but there was something different about the atmosphere. Maybe it was the jury who seemed more engaged, or perhaps it was the overwhelming truth, uncovered at last.

Two defense witnesses testify (Nov. 3, 2008)

Jurors listened more intensely than ever before on Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, as they got crash courses on Islam and the Palestinian culture.