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*Free Waleed Sharaf so he can get medical treatment*
Waleed Sharaf from Abu Dis, Palestine, has been sick for years - we're told he has serious problems with his kidney and his liver. In 2010 when he was 17, Waleed was arrested in the night and taken to jail without his medicine - his parents were sick with worry. He has been imprisoned repeatedly since then, and has spent about six years of his life in jail and he is aged only 26. Now, he has been in jail for over a year and a half. He is currently being held without a charge under 'administrative detention'. He is apparently really unwell and though he has been taken to a prison clinic in Al Ramleh prison in Israel, he is not getting the proper attention he needs. His mother has issued an emotional appeal for his release and this is being backed up by the people of Abu Dis. We are asking you please do to all that you can to ensure the release of Waleed from prison so that he can receive the medical treatment that he needs.
Save Khan al-Ahmar village!
Please join us in writing to the Minister of State for the Middle East to ask for urgent action to prevent the imminent demolitions by Israel of Bedouin villages in Palestine. At this point there is urgent threat (following an Israeli Supreme Court decision) to the village of Al Khan al-Ahmar which is built on the land of Abu Dis and Aizaria on the east of Jerusalem. The people living there have been there for decades, since they were pushed by Israel from their previous homes in the Negev. They want to stay - this is their home. Although there is every indication that this is against international law, the Israelis are proposing at any time now to evacuate the entire village of Al Khan al-Ahmar. They want to free the land for construction of the E1 settlement and this is wrong on every level. It is ethnic cleansing and will accentuate the apartheid situation: the rights of Palestinians are being violated in order to allow further illegal building of Israeli settlements on their land Hot on the heels of the demolition crews will come builders for a new Israeli settlement (see Ha'aretz article here.) This violates human rights and international law. The expulsion, demolition and land expropriation should urgently be stopped. The UK and other international governments have a role in preventing this; they are currently supporting Israel in many ways, political and economic, and they should use their leverage now.