An: "International Solidarity Movement" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Betreff: [ISM Updates] Action Alert: Jericho prison under violent siege
Datum: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 13:15:19 -0000
At this moment, large numbers of Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) have invaded Jericho and are surrounding the prison and governmental compound of the Palestinian Authority (PA) with tanks, jeeps and Apache helicopters. They are demanding the surrender of six members of the PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) who are imprisoned for the assassination of Israeli minister of Tourism Rehavam Zeevi in 2001. One of the prisoners is Ahmad Sa'adaat, the secretary-general of the PFLP.
One Palestinian prison guard and a prisoner from the Al-Aqsa Martyr Brigades have already been killed in the siege and eight other prisoners are wounded. The IOF is not allowing the injured people or bodies to be evacuated from the prison. Ahmad Saadat stated in a telephone interview with Al Jazeera tv that he will not leave the prison voluntarily and will fight the IOF that will try to take him by force.
British and American monitors left the prison in advance of the Israeli invasion. Their presence is an integral part of the agreement between the PA and the Israeli government on the protection of the five PFLP members. The abandonment of the prisoners points to cooperation of the US and UK governments with the Israelis in this invasion.
Protest this opportunistic violent crime by calling the Israeli Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv and the representatives of the American and British governments. Demand the end of the invasion and respect for signed treaties.
Israeli Ministry of Defence:
+972 - (0)3 - 697 5540
+972 - (0)3 -697 5423
+972 - (0)3 -697 5349
Fax: +972 - (0)3 -697 6711
American Consulate, Jerusalem
Fax: +972 - (0)2 - 627 7230
US Embassy, Tel Aviv
Telephone: +972 - (0)3 - 519 7575
State Department, Bureau of Near East Affairs, Office of Public Affairs
Telephone: (+1-) 202 - 647 5150
State Department Bureau of Public Affairs Comment Line: (+1-) 202 - 647 6575 White House Comment Line: (+1-) 202 - 456 1111
British Embassy, Tel Aviv
Telephone: +972 - (0)3 - 725 1222
Fax: +972 - (03) - 527 8574
Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Human Rights Department
Telephone: (+44) - (0)207 008 3000
More information:http://www.imemc.org/content/view/17314/1/ http://israel.indymedia.org http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/694059.html