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*Urgently* free Ismail Khalaf
Ismail Khalaf from Abu Dis (aged 31) has been on hunger strike since 21st July. He is in Israeli prison held without trial ('administrative detention') since 12th January. This is not the first time he has been in prison without a trial - and he is one of a number of administrative detainees currently on hunger strike. This time, when Ismail reached the end of an initial 6-month term, they extended it and Ismail went on hunger strike, refusing all food and taking only salt water until 5th September when he started to refuse water as well. His strike is both for his own freedom and a protest against administrative detention in general. Israel is currently holding at least 300 people in administrative detention and frequently holds them for a long time on repeated periods until they are there for years. We are very worried about Ismail who has apparently lost 24 kilos since the end of July, is having difficulty walking and suffering difficulties with his stomach and his eyes. This petition is asking you to raise his case urgently with the Israeli authorities in order to save him; and to point out to them that for all the prisoners on administrative detention, this is a violation of their human rights. They should all be brought to a fair trial or released immediately.
*Urgently* free Huthaifa Badr
Huthaifa Badr is in imminent danger and is threatening to stop even water tomorrow if he is still kept in jail with no trial. The issue is... · 14 months in prison with no trial · 3rd renewal of ‘administrative detention’ · Not allowed visits · Has never seen his little girl · Sick with leukemia, and still suffering from childhood burns on his body · On hunger strike since the beginning of July – only taking salt water · Has lost 13 kilos weight · Put in isolation by the prison authorities · Now not allowed access to his medicines or to get dressed (according to his lawyer who saw him on 19/7/19) Huthaifa Badr from Abu Dis has been on hunger strike since 1st July along with other people held without trial under 'administrative detention.' He is both protesting at his own imprisonment and calling for an end to the practice of 'administrative detention,' which is a widespread practice. Israel holds hundreds of people in its jails as 'administrative detainees' at any one time. We are writing to you both in concern for an individual and to raise the wider issue of Israel's use of imprisonment without trial. We are asking for your urgent intervention in the case of Huthaifa Badr and to call for his freedom from jail as he has had no trial. We are also asking for you to express your concern to Israel about its use of administrative detention as it is of course a human right to be brought to trial if there is an accusation of wrong-doing and to be allowed freedom if there is no case to be brought.
*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.