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Hussein Khalili is Free!

Hussein Khalili is Free!

At about 8.50 this evening Hussein Khalili was released from Israeli Abu Sanfar House.

Unfortunately, I have no more details on his condition except that he is currently with his family and his phone is engaged (probably by his wife who is in Switzerland and is also a member of the ISM).

Thank-you to everyone around the world who spread the word of his detention and also to those who phoned the DCO in the Nablus area demanding his release. Thanks also to those who phoned through their support and concern to me, which I was able to pass on to his wife when she phoned me to ask what was being done on his behalf.

Everyone in the ISM is very relieved at this great news but we all recognise that we still have a long way to go. The three families at Abu Sanfar are still prisoners in their own house. The unspeakable Ariel Ze'ev and his men are still using the house as a base to terrorise the people of Nablus. In the past three days Israeli Occupation Forces operating in Nablus have taken away Hussein's brother, father, cousin and father's uncle and another uncle and cousin have been declared as wanted men by the Occupying army. This is not at all untypical of what is happening to many families throughout the occupied territories where people are terrorised and abducted by the Israeli military on a nightly basis.

Nevertheless, this definitely represents a small win for human rights not only in Palestine but around the world and it is really encouraging for us in Palestine who are striving to bring justice to this part of the world to know how many people around the world are willing to support us in what ways they can.

The email below was forwarded to me by the spokesman for Gush Shalom, an Israeli human rights group that often allies itself with the ISM in crises such as this.

In solidarity,

Michael ISM Media Coordinator Beit Sahour Occupied Palestine.

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