No. 07-2702.

528 F.3d 986 (2008)

Jalal Abu HAMDAN, Petitioner, v. Michael B. MUKASEY, Attorney General of the United States, Respondent.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided June 16, 2008.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Saadia Siddique, Erin C. Cobb (argued), Kriezelman Burton & Associates, Chicago, IL, for Petitioner.

Kiley L. Kane (argued), Department of Justice Civil Division, Immigration Litigation, Washington, DC, for Respondent.

Before FLAUM, KANNE, and EVANS, Circuit Judges.

KANNE, Circuit Judge.

Jalal Abu Hamdan sought withholding of removal, 8 U.S.C. § 1231(b)(3)(A), and protection under the Convention Against Torture (CAT), 8 C.F.R. §§ 1208.16, 1208.18, claiming that he suffered past persecution when he lived in the Israeli-occupied West Bank from 1994 until 1997, and that he would likely be persecuted if he returned there today. The immigration judge (IJ) denied his requests...

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