Petition to Rex Tillerson (US Secretary of State), European Commission, European Parliament, Council of the European Union, UN Secretary-General António Guterres
Demand the Release of Khalida Jarrar and Khitam Saafin
Addameer calls for the immediate release of Khalida Jarrar and Khitam Saafin, who were arrested in pre-dawn raids by Israeli occupation forces on 2 July 2017. On 9 July 2017, Saafin was issued a three-month administrative detention order, without charge or trial. On 12 July 2017, Jarrar was issued a six-month administrative order. Saafin and Jarrar’s trials are both based on secret evidence; therefore, their legal representatives are unable to fully address the prosecution’s argument, which asserts that Jarrar and Saafin pose a security threat. Jarrar is a Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) member and a member of the Board of Directors of Addameer. She has been the head of the Prisoners Commission of the PLC since 2006, and was appointed to the Palestinian National Committee for the follow-up to the International Criminal Court. Jarrar has been targeted by Israeli forces in recent years. She was released from prison in June 2016 after serving over a year, including one-month under administrative detention. Saafin, president of the Union of Palestinian Women's Committees has spoken internationally and participated in many worldwide events, including the World Social Forum, linking women’s struggles internationally with the struggle of Palestinian women for national and social liberation. This practice of arbitrary detention is a grave violation of international laws and human rights standards, specifically the Fourth Geneva Convention. Both women are prominent civil society leaders and additionally, their work meets the United Nations definition of a human rights defender. It is our belief that Jarrar and Saafin are being illegitimately targeted and punished by Israeli military authorities as a result of their significant human rights work. Addameer reiterates its call for Jarrar and Saafin’s immediate release, as their detention constitutes an attack on Palestinian civil society leaders. Please take action now!
Petition to Radiohead
Radiohead Don't Play Apartheid Israel
Dear Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Ed O'Brien & Philip Selway, We urge you to cancel your performance in Israel this summer in order to bring attention to the decades of suffering and oppression brought upon the Palestinian people by the state of Israel. Around the world tens of thousand of artists have heeded the Palestinian call for a cultural boycott of Israel. For more than 70 years Israel, with Western financial, political and military aid, has been ethnically cleansing Palestine. The support of one of the most important bands would be an inspiration to young people everywhere in these times.
Petition to Amazon.com
Stop Anti-Israel Merchandise!
Amazon has joined the growing number of organizations who have supported the sale of anti-Israel clothing. Amazon is selling items, which include hats, shirts, and pins featuring clenched fists and the Palestinian flag. This anti-Israel propaganda should not be sold at this online retail store. One shirt demanding “Free Palestine” features a drawing of Palestine which includes all of Israel. After facing harsh criticism, both Sears and Walmart have discontinued to sell “Free Palestine” products. Selling these anti-Israeli products is supporting the idea that Israel is non-existent and supports Palestinian violence. We must put an end to this nonsense and hatred toward Israel. Join the American Jewish Congress in condemning Amazon in their sale of anti-Israel products.
Petition to United Nations, Human Rights Campaign, United Nations Security Council, President of the United States
support the palestinian political prisoners in israeli prisons in their hunger strike
More than 1,700 of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails have gone on hunger strike over conditions of captivity, since 17-04-2017, in one of the biggest protests in recent years, Led by the high-profile Fatah prisoner and leader Marwan Barghouti. Prisoners’ demands include improved visitation rights from family members and easier access to telephones. Palestinian prisoners and detainees have suffered from torture, inhumane and degrading treatment, and medical negligence. Some have been killed while in detention. According to the latest count from the Palestinian Prisoners Club, about 200 Palestinian prisoners have died since 1967 because of such actions. Palestinian prisoners and their families also remain a primary target of Israel’s policy of imposing collective punishments.