Een paar cijfers

By Engelbert Luitsz          ©             (http://www.alexandrina.nl/?p=2570)

Hebron is de beerput van de bezetting, de plek waar de meest kwaadaardige vertakkingen van het Israëlische beleid van segregatie en militaire controle het duidelijkst te zien zijn. Het is een spookstad waar het de Palestijnen verboden is de hoofdstraat van hun eigen stad te betreden; waar ze geen zaken mogen doen; waar kolonisten vrijelijk hun gang kunnen gaan met 24-uurs bescherming van het leger; waar kolonisten op de bovenste verdieping wonen in dezelfde huizen als Palestijnen, gescheiden door een metalen hek waar ze eieren, vloeistoffen en afval doorheen gooien naar de Palestijnen; waar Palestijnse kinderen van vijf jaar oud worden opgepakt, terwijl Israëlische kinderen nooit worden gestraft voor hun gewelddadig gedrag; waar kolonisten die Palestijnen aanvallen niet worden gearresteerd omdat het sabbat is.
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Hebron, vandaag.

In de afgelopen dagen zijn twee Israëlische soldaten gedood. Eentje werd vermoord in een individuele actie van een man die hoopte hem te kunnen ruilen tegen zijn broer die gevangen zit. Een vreemde en erg domme actie van iemand die erg in de war moet zijn geweest. Het belette het Israëlische leger niet om met veel machtsvertoon op te treden. Aangezien er geen journalisten werden toegelaten moeten de details over het optreden van het leger nog volgen.

De tweede werd gisteren gedood bij een checkpoint. Door een sluipschutter, naar het schijnt. Het leger heeft al honderden mensen opgepakt en tientallen gearresteerd, waaronder een 99-jarige man en een aantal jonge kinderen. In Hebron heeft het geleid tot forse rellen waarbij tientallen mensen gewond zijn geraakt. Zoals verwacht wordt hier veel aandacht aan besteed. De New York Times heeft eenlang verhaal over beide doden, maar geeft geen informatie over de situatie op de Westelijke Jordaanoever die heeft geleid tot wat in Israël als een drama wordt beschouwd. De vooroordelen over Palestijnen worden nog maar eens bevestigd.

Direct besloot premier Netanyahu tot het collectief straffen van de Palestijnen. Kolonisten konden hun gang gaan, hebben vele olijfbomen in brand gestoken, vandalisme gepleegd en mensen in elkaar geslagen. Bovendien kregen ze een huis toegewezen dat aan Palestijnen toebehoort. De dood van een soldaat wordt wederom gebruikt om de annexatie van de Westelijke Jordaanoever te versnellen. Dat de twee daden reacties waren op de bezetting lijkt evident, maar het antwoord van Israël is dan om de bezetting juist te verergeren voor de Palestijnen.

Sinds het begin van de nieuwe onderhandelingen zijn er al zeven Palestijnen gedood, zonder dat hun dood tot dezelfde ophef heeft geleid. En de mogelijkheid dat de Palestijnen de Israëli’s collectief zouden kunnen straffen voor hun misdaden is uiteraard niet aanwezig. Israëlische soldaten hebben meer kans op een medaille dan op straf wanneer ze een Palestijn doodschieten. Het zal ongetwijfeld ook weer uitgebuit worden om aan te tonen dat de Palestijnen geen vrede willen, terwijl de Israëli’s van goede wil zijn. Ik kan wel raden wat Timmermans zal zeggen.

Hieronder een overzicht van de feitelijke situatie van de afgelopen twee maanden. De twee doden aan Israëlische kant geven nog net de indruk dat het niet helemaal een eenzijdige affaire is, maar dat is slechts schijn.

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BRON: IRELAND PALESTINE SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN

Settlers use bulldozers to annex more Palestinian land

 

 

NABLUS, (PIC)– Jewish settlers used bulldozers to level dozens of dunums of agrarian land in Yanun hamlet to the south of Nablus city on Monday morning.

Ghassan Daghlas, an activist against Israeli land grab in northern West Bank, said that the settlers bulldozed more than 20 dunums of land in Ulwana area between Yanun hamlet and Aqraba village.

He said that the settlers want to annex more land in order to expand their agricultural land lots along the Yanun road, north east of Aqraba.

(Source / 23.09.2013)

Israeli colonel sues UK National Health Service and union for “indirect discrimination”

Moty Cristal explains “the language of power.”

It’s the latest high profile “lawfare” attack against the boycott of Israel to be fought in British courts.

An Israeli army negotiator last week went to Central London County Court seeking tens of thousands of pounds in damages from the National Health Service and from Unison, the public sector union.

Lawyers acting for Lt. Colonel (res.) Moty Cristal sought at the pre-trial hearing to persuade the judge that he was the victim of “indirect discrimination.” Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust had canceled a workshop he had been due to speak at in April last year.

Unison and the trust say the event was really canceled because Cristal was once an official for the Israeli government. Unison has fairly strong policies in favour of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel, and union members had threatened to boycott the session.

Jewish News report quoted Unison’s lawyer saying that if Cristal was allowed to sue on this basis, the case would become “completely different and much wider.”

“No one thinks it will be an edifying experience to argue about Palestine, boycotting policies and the like. We say this a huge issue which is unsuitable to be debated in the courts … the court should be wary of releasing this tiger as an afterthought,” said Christopher Jeans QC.

Cristal is seeking damages totalling £26,500 and an apology.

Army role

Once again, Israel is using the courts to intimidate Palestinian solidarity activists into submission. And once again, they are using false accusations of anti-Semitism.

According to another report, Cristal’s lawyer emphasized that “he is an Israeli national and of Jewish ethnic origin.”

But Lt. Colonel Cristal’s role as a reservist in the Israeli army is no secret. In fact the resume on his profile at the Interdisciplinary Centre Herzliya’s website makes it plain: “Mr. Cristal is a Lt. Colonel (R.) in the IDF, with extensive operational experience in crisis negotiation.”

At the time of the incident, the website of Israeli “security” company PSOS listed Cristal as one of their lecturers and confirmed his rank.

In a video uploaded to YouTube he boasts of the role he says he played in talking “Palestinian terrorists” out of the Church of the Nativity siege in 2002. He laments that “many times in life, you can not exercise force even if you have it” and states he had to combine “the language of power with the power of language” to succeed.

Moty Cristal did not reply to an email seeking comment for this article.

Lawfare

Lt. Colonel Cristal told the Jewish Chronicle candidly last month that his goal in launching the case was to “fight the delegitimization movement” – an Israeli term for the Palestine solidarity movement.

False claims of anti-Semitism are a common tactic in such Israeli “lawfare” cases. Earlier this year, another such case crashed and burned in a London employment tribunal.

As I reported at the time, a judge threw out pro-Israel campaigner Ronnie Fraser’s long-running case against the University and College Union for “institutional racism” against him as a Jew.

Employment Judge A. M. Snelson ruled it was “an impermissible attempt to achieve a political end by litigious means.”

A short report in the Jewish Chronicle last week stated glumly that UCU will in November seek to recover its legal costs from Fraser. “It is understood the claim amounts to around £500,000,” the paper claimed.

It’s surely no coincidence then, that Cristal appears to have ditched the firm of Anthony Julius, the top divorce lawyer who so spectacularly failed to win Fraser’s case.

The Jewish Chronicle – which was an enthusiastic backer of Fraser’s case until it spectacularly collapsed – said less than a month ago that Cristal was “expected to be represented by lawyers from the Mishcon de Reya law firm” – Julius’ firm (not so coincidentally, Julius is also chairman of the Chronicle’s board).

Jeremy Newmark of the pro-Israel Jewish Leadership Council told Haaretz last year that “We are liaising closely with the government of Israel” on Cristal’s case. Newmark was also a witness in the Fraser case, but the judge ruled parts of his evidence to be “preposterous” and “untrue.”

Cristal’s claim was due to be fought in the same Employment Tribunal as Julius. But since Fraser lost so comprehensively, there has been a change of strategy and he has taken it to London County Court.

The judge is expect to take a number of weeks to make a ruling on which aspects of the case will be allowed to go forward to court. Lawyers for the union and the NHS trust are arguing that the “indirect discrimination” claim should be disallowed.

(Source / 23.09.2013)

Poll: Palestinians pessimistic about peace negotiations with Israel

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A Palestinian uses a slingshot during clashes with Israeli security forces in the West Bank city of Hebron.

RAMALLAH, West Bank — More than two-thirds of the Palestinians surveyed in a new poll are convinced that recently restarted peace negotiations with Israel, which were orchestrated by the United States, aren’t going to succeed.

The results of the poll conducted by the Ramallah-based Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research were published Monday, as world leaders headed to New York for a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly.

President Obama plans to meet Tuesday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and has a session scheduled for Sept. 30 with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

A total of 1,261 Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza Strip took part in the poll, which was conducted over three days last week.  The margin of error was plus or minus 3 percentage points.

The respondents were about evenly divided over Abbas’ decision to return to the negotiating table. But 70% said they did not believe the talks — the first face-to-face negotiationswith Israel since 2010 — would yield a peace agreement.

“These findings show no confidence in the negotiations, Israel or the U.S.,” said Khalil Shikaki, who heads the center that conducted the poll.

However, he added, 53% said that if an agreement were reached and put to a referendum, they thought a majority of the Palestinian public would support it. He interpreted that as a “vote of confidence in Abbas.”

Another significant finding, said Shikaki, was that 60% believed Abbas made the right decision in agreeing to suspend Palestinian applications to join international organizations for nine months in return for Israel’s release of 104 prisoners. But 67% supported submitting a complaint to the International Criminal Court in The Hague against Israeli settlements in the West Bank, “even if such a step leads to suspension of Israeli transfer of customs revenues and a halt to the release of prisoners.”

Describing the response as “absolutely irrational,” he said, “the only explanation for it is that the public wants revenge. They want to see Israel punished for its acts.”

(Source / 23.09.2013)

Facing imprisonment in Israeli Jails: A Palestinian Woman’s Testimony by Leena Jawabreh

The following article is translated from Arabic. It is written by Leena Jawabreh, former Palestinian political prisoner in Israeli jails. Leena Jawabreh served four years in Israeli prisons until her release on July 16, 2008. She was again arrested on August 15, 2013 along with Myassar Atyani and Linan Abu Ghoulmeh and sentenced to one month in prison and a 1000 NIS fine. She has organized multiple actions and solidarity hunger strikes in support of Palestinian prisoners, in particular women prisoners.

This article addresses the experience of Palestinian women prisoners from the author’s personal knowledge. 

Facing imprisonment in Israeli Jails: A Palestinian Woman’s Testimony

By Leena Jawabreh, former political prisoner

Lina-JawabrehFrom the first moment of arrest, a Palestinian prisoner finds herself held in the Israeli interrogation centres, often located in military bases or settlements. Here begins the stage of steadfastness and a fierce psychological battle between the prisoner, who is disarmed of all tools of defence except her strong will, and the occupation. The dark Israeli interrogation cells are referred to, by Palestinian prisoners, as the “graves of the living underground.” Prisoners held there do not know night from day. The cells are completely closed off, with a noxious musty and damp odor, high humidity, and very dim yellow lighting.

From the first moment that she arrives in such a place, her captors shackle her arms and legs to an iron chair – and this is when the interrogation begins.  Interrogation usually includes physical force; threats of arrests of members of her family: her mother, father, brother or sister; constant shouting; stress positions on an iron chair; sleep deprivation; and denying her access to personal hygiene, including forbidding her from using the washrooms.

Interrogation methods and tools are many, and among them is the polygraph. It is worth noting that it is the recognized right of the prisoner to refuse questioning on the polygraph. Interrogation periods can be extended multiple times by the occupation authority, and lawyer visits denied.

This stage of steadfastness is followed by charges or a detention order, a court date, and transfer from the interrogation centre to another prison where another constant struggle begins for her: confronting racism and oppression by the prison administration.

Medical Negligence

The occupation exercises deliberate medical neglect in the treatment of Palestinian prisoners. They often do not receive treatment for their illnesses and suffering. Even when it is clear that a prisoner urgently needs to enter the hospital, her request is often, almost always, rejected. Instead, she is given only painkillers and water to treat her pain, illness or disease. On multiple occasions, prisoners have been given incorrect medicines with lasting and negative side effects. The prison authority does not allow specialist doctors to enter with the International Committee of the Red Cross, to examine the prisoner, or to give her a proper diagnosis, tests, imaging or treatment.

allfemaleprisoners_pppaIn cases where a prisoner is allowed to enter the hospital after her situation deteriorates further, she is chained in the transport to the hospital by her arms and legs and her medical files are hidden from her so that she is not informed about her own medical condition.

Visitation

The families of the prisoners are often banned from visiting on the pretext of security. The occupation forbids prisoners from seeing her family and loved ones; this is part and parcel of the psychological coercion. The denial of family visits is an attempt to break the will of the prisoner and prevent her from communicating with the outside world and deny her contact with her family for long periods of time. This policy has particularly impacted prisoners from Gaza.

Prisoners are regularly subject to strip searches by jailers when they are being visited, or when they are going to court.

In the visitation room itself, there is a glass wall separating her from her family members, or iron bars with only small holes, and sometimes telephones for communicating with her family, which are constantly monitored by the prison authority. The prisoners are also prevented from touching or coming close to members of their family despite being only inches away.

Internal conditions

As for the living conditions in the  prison cells themselves, they are very small cells with only one window that is constantly closed from the outside with metal bars. Sun and air does not enter the rooms, which are very humid, particularly in summer and often infested with rats and stinging or biting insects. The rooms do not exceed three meters in length and six prisoners or more are held in each cell. She is also often forbidden from bringing winter clothes to protect her from the freezing cold of winter inside the prison.

The occupation prison administration often punishes the prisoner without warning. She is fined and prevented from using recreation time, which is the only time that prisoners are outside their cells, or denied family visits, or held in solitary confinement. The solitary confinement cells are isolated from the rest of the prisoners’ sections and isolated in every sense of the word, not only from her family but from her fellow prisoners.

She is transferred in the “Bosta”, the designated vehicle to transfer prisoners to the military courts. It is in fact a mobile cell with a metal chair. It can barely accommodate one person in a sitting position, and the windows are blacked out. The prisoner is chained by her hands and feet, and the shackles hurt her wrists every time she moves and leave marks on her body. The Bosta is used without any mercy from the occupation. She is subjected to all kinds of humiliation, verbal abuse, and mockery by the soldiers who transport her.

We, women Palestinian prisoners, call on the people of the world to support our struggle, to demand our rights and our freedom. We demand to be treated as prisoners of war with our rights fully recognized under the Geneva Conventions. We know that we are prisoners of freedom, because we are committed to the freedom of our Palestinian land and people. The Palestinian, Arab and international voices calling for our rights and our freedom break through the darkness of the interrogation cells, the cruelty of soldiers and guards, and the injustice of the prison. We call upon you to make our case, the case of the Palestinian prisoners, an international imperative for justice and freedom.

(Source / 23.09.2013)

October 17-24: Global Week of Action to Free Ahmad Sa’adat and all Palestinian prisoners

The Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat issued the following global call for actions October 17-24, calling for freedom of Sa’adat and fellow Palestinian prisoners:

oct1724Ahmad Sa’adat, Palestinian leader, parliamentarian and General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, has been held in Israeli jails since March 15, 2006. Before that time, he was held in Palestinian Authority jails, under US and British guard, since January 2002.

After 11 years of imprisonment of Ahmad Sa’adat, we raise our voices once more to say: Free Ahmad Sa’adat! Free Palestinian Political Prisoners!

Events will take place throughout Palestine and around the world to mark these days and stand in solidarity with Ahmad Sa’adat and the 5200 Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails.

Sa’adat spent over three years in isolation until the prisoners’ achievements in the Karameh mass hunger strike of thousands of Palestinian prisoners in April-May 2012.

On October 22, 2009, an international day of action was held in support of Ahmad Sa’adat, with events in Ireland, Italy, the US, Palestine, Denmark, Greece, Brazil, Britain and more. From October 5-15, 2010, events took place around the world marking Sa’adat’s 500th day in isolation and solitary confinement, and demanding his release. On October 18, 2011, a hunger strike that began on September 25, 2011 came to an end as 1,000 Palestinian prisonrs were freed in an exchange – and the Israeli state made later-broken promises to end isolation.

This year, from October 17-24, 2013, stand for freedom for Ahmad Sa’adat and his fellow Palestinian prisoners. Demand their release and make it clear that they are not forgotten.

Use the form  to let the Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat know about your local action. We will list your events on the Campaign website and publicize them.

Suggested actions:

  1. Protest at your local Israeli consulate or embassy.
  2. Distribute flyers or handbills about Ahmad Sa’adat and Palestinian prisoners (resources to be added to the Campaign site)
  3. Post or drop a banner calling for freedom for Ahmad Sa’adat and Palestinian prisoners in your city.
  4. Hold a forum or educational event on Ahmad Sa’adat and Palestinian prisoners’ struggle.

For assistance and support in your activities, please contact the Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat at campaign@freeahmadsaadat.org.

Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat
September 15, 2013

(Source / 23.09.2013)

‘Maybe it’s better not to dream,’ says Gaza student stopped at border

154477_10152561512075931_1224109146_nIn Gaza — or the biggest prison, as its people like to call it — one can see signs of frustration and despair in every corner, since leaving or returning is forbidden, except with the permission of either the Egyptians or the Israelis.

Gaza has two main border crossings for travelers: the Egyptian Rafah gate and the Israeli Erez terminal. At Rafah, only those with permission to receive medical care outside and travelers (mostly students) who have managed to obtain foreign visas are allowed to leave, said Maher Abu Sabha, director of crossings in the Hamas government.

At Erez, the situation is no better. As one friend, Sarah, explained after she lost a chance to participate in a translation workshop in Jordan: “Despite the fact that I had permission from Jordan, I was denied permission from Israeli authorities to travel because they said I was not a humanitarian case.”

Mohammed Albaz

Albaz, 18, lives in a refugee camp in southern Gaza and has dreams of pursuing his studies abroad. He borrowed money to be able to take the required tests, such as the TOEFL and SAT.

“My hard work paid off, and I earned a scholarship to an American honors college in Dubai,” he says. “Although it’s not a full scholarship, I wrote letters asking supporters to fund me and I just barely managed it. I applied for my visa, and finally got after 85 days. Other students going to the same country but who live outside of Gaza got their visas in just four days.”

However, even after getting his visa, there were more obstacles to come. Although he obtained permission to enter Jordan, from which he planned to fly to Dubai, he still was required to get a permit to cross through Israel on the way there – a process that typically takes three weeks – if it’s successful. Time was passing, and he was dangerously close to the start of classes. Most students in Mohammed’s school had already arrived on Aug. 15. Spending a couple of nights at the crossing point was an ultimate torture for him. “It made me realize that I am not the only case; I saw hopes being crashed in the solid rock of our harsh reality and mine was next.”

Albaz’s school cooperated with him as much as it could, since the administrators knew what he faced. However, classes have started now, and Albaz realizes he may have to start all over and apply again next year. His college may give him another chance next year, but acceptance again is far from certain; there are no promises.

“Maybe it’s better not to dream,” Albaz says. “That’s better than seeing your plans get smashed into pieces.”

Manar Alzray

Albaz still has a sliver of hope. Others do not. Alzray, 23, is a recent graduate with honours in English language and education. “I, living in a refugee camp, am the oldest of seven girls and also have a young brother. My family is typically Gazan; my father’s monthly paycheck runs out in the middle of the month. We barely managed to fulfill the demands of Ramadan and university. My family supported my quest to study outside, since they believe I will set the path for my siblings.”

For Alzray, of all the challenges she has faced in the Gaza Strip, the Rafah crossing is definitely the worst.

Alzray was accepted by the University of Edinburgh but did not receive the necessary funding. She also received an offer from Trent University to study theory, culture and politics. “I was granted nearly 62,000 Canadian dollars from the Daughters for Life Foundation and Trent University to cover my two of years study. Applying to both Edinburgh and Trent was not easy.”

Alzray tried to submit her visa application online, since she could not reach the Canadian embassy in Cairo due to the closing of Rafah in the wake of Egypt’s political strife. “The requirement that held me back, however, was the fee of 125 Canadian dollars. I contacted the people in charge of the scholarship and they kindly paid the necessary fees from Canada and sent me the receipt by email.”

Unfortunately, the program on which the online application process was based experienced an internal server failure and submission stalled. There seemed to be no solution.

“My first semester at Trent started at the beginning of September and I could not get there on time. Yet, I have not lost hope,” says Alzray, who has received some of the best grades and test scores in Gaza. “My application to Edinburgh has been pushed to next year, and I am currently applying to Oxford University and the University of Cambridge as well. Next year, I am determined to be in Britain. I will have a pocket full of money and I will hold my head up high. I will be happy, and so will my parents. In 10 years, I will be telling my children this story and laugh at the hard times.”

It is this spirit that will be needed for hope to stay alive in Gaza. But there is a point when everyone breaks. When will it come for us?

(Source / 23.09.2013)

ONLY JEWS ARE ALLOWED TO PRAY IN PALESTINIAN MOSQUE

Yet the ADL remains silent …
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This is not the first time Palestinian Muslims’ right to worship has been violated by Israeli authorities. Earlier in the month the Ibrahim Mosque was closed to Muslim worshipers during the Jewish new year Rosh Hashanah.
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[upsetting photo of female soldiers, apparently wearing shoes, sitting on the mosque’s carpet which is marked for prayers]

Israel to Close the Ibrahimi Mosque for Two Days

Israeli Authorities decided to close the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron on Sunday and Monday to allow Jewish settlers to perform their rituals.

Israeli Authorities informed the director of Wafq administration about their decision to close the Mosque for Palestinian worshipers while allowing Jews free access to the holy site’s hallways and yards for the Jewish celebration of Yom Kippur.

The Wafq administration stated that the Israeli decision is a violation of Muslims’ right to worship, and he has called for an intervention to stop the violation of the Mosque.

This is not the first time Palestinian Muslims’ right to worship has been violated by Israeli authorities. Earlier in the month the Ibrahim Mosque was closed to Muslim worshipers during the Jewish new year Rosh Hashanah.

(Source / 23.09.2013)

Nieuwe uitzettingspoging naar Afghanistan op dinsdag 24/09:update

Een tweede Afghaan opgesloten in Merksplas zou op dezelfde vlucht gezet worden

Maggy De Block verklaarde in de pers dat 12 Afghanen werden uitgezet in 2011, 18 in 2012 en 21 in de eerste zes maanden van 2013.

België heeft geen overname-overeenkomst met Afghanistan, in tegenstelling tot andere Europese landen. Concreet betekent dit dat bij terugkeer in Afghanistan, de uitgezette persoon niet door de Afghaanse autoriteiten zal ontvangen worden en geen enkele steun zal krijgen. Zijn aanwezigheid op Afghaanse bodem is in dat geval niet juridisch legaal en niet administratief geregistreerd.
De jonge Afghaan die uit België deporteerd wordt, zal aan de uitgang van de luchthaven helemaal op zichzelf aangewezen zijn.
Daardoor zal hij niet traceerbaar zijn, en de Belgische autoriteiten zullen niet in staat zijn om te zeggen wat er met hem geworden is in Kaboel.

De Ambassade van Afghanistan weet niets over de uitzettingen van Afghanen door België, en de UNHCR blijkbaar evenmin!

Zijn deze uitzettingen wel legaal?

Toch gaat Maggie Deblock verder met haar uitzettingsbeleid:

Een jonge Afghaan zal zijn tweede uitzettingspoging ondergaan op 24/09. Hij kwam aan in Belgie in 2008, toen hij 16 jaar was. Hij verliet Afghanistan op de leeftijd van 4 jaar, en woonde tot zijn 15 jaar in Iran. Na een lange reis van zes maanden kwam hij aan in België en vroeg asiel. Hij kent niemand in Afghanistan!
Een petitie met meer dan 1000 handtekeningen staat online:
http://www.petities24.com/navid_sharifi_moet_blijven

Navid zal opgehaald worden uit de Refuge in Brugge op 24/09 om 6u30. Daarna wordt hij op de vlucht naar Amsterdam gezet die vertrekt om 11u20. De vluchtgegevens zijn KL1724. Deze vlucht komt aan om 12u15 in Amsterdam. Daarna gaat de reis van Amsterdam naar Dubai met de vlucht KL427 die vertrekt om 14u30. Daarna op 25/09 om 03u30 gaat het van Dubai naar Kaboel met de vlucht 4Q202.

Afspraak aan luchthaven in Brussel om met de passagiers van de vlucht naar Amsterdam te praten
om 9u20, of in Amsterdam/Schiphol om 12u30 voor de vlucht naar Dubai.

(Source / 23.09.2013)

Abu Sisi remains in solitary confinement, violating agreement; al-Saadi now in isolation for 125 days

prisDirar Abu Sisi remains in isolation in violation of occupation promises and media reports, said Tawfiq Abu Naim of Wa’ad association for prisoner. Despite the agreement for Abu Sisi to end his strike, he has not been moved from isolation and continues to suffer from serious health problems.

The occupation earlier agreed to end solitary confinement as part of the agreement to end the Karameh mass hunger strike in May 2012, but Abu Sisi remained in solitary confinement. Abu Sisi has been held in Israeli prisons since he was kidnapped from the Ukraine by Israeli intelligence while travelling on a train in 2011. Abu Sisi is an engineer from Gaza who ran the Gaza power plant.

In addition, another Palestinian prisoner Nahar Ahmed Abdullah al-Saadi, from Jenin, has now been held in solitary confinement for 125 days, reported the Mohja Jerusalem Foundation. al-Saadi, who has been imprisoned since September 2003, was transferred from isolation in Shata prison to Ramon prison in early September 2013. Saadi had previously been removed from Ramon prison in February 2013 and moved to the Jalameh interogation centre for more than a month, where interrogators accused him of attempting to organize the capture of an Israeli soldier from inside prison.

However, he denied all of the allegations and was returned to Ramon prison before being transferred to Shata prison in May 21, 2013, where he was placed into the isolation section.

(Source / 23.09.2013)