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Huwaida Arraf Arrested at Huwara Checkpoint


Huwaida Arraf Arrested at Huwara Checkpoint

ISM founder Huwaida Arraf was taken into custody at Huwara Checkpoint near Nablus today after she protested the abusive treatment Palestinians were receiving from Israeli forces.

Huwaida began negotiating with soldiers to secure the release of 2 Palestinian men who had been detained in the sun with their hands tied behind their backs for over 3 hours. One of the men has a bad back and was detained while trying to cross the checkpoint on his way to an appointment with a physician.

While Huwaida was negotiating with the soldiers a 3rd Palestinian man trying to cross the checkpoint was threatened by soldiers who held a gun to his head. Huwaida tried to negotiate with the soldiers over the treatment of the Palestinian man and was arrested. She was interrogated at Huwara Military Base and later taken to Ariel Police station where she was placed under arrest.

Please call government officials to protest the illegal detentions of ISM volunteers.

Ariel police station, call 03 906 5444 or 03 906 530.

In the US: Contact your congressperson, the State Department and the White House using this link. http://www.cflweb.org/congress_merge_.htm or http://www.congress.gov Also call the State Department and demand action. STATE DEPARTMENT 1- 202-647-5150

For Israel Contact Israeli Minister of Interior, Tel: +972-2-629- 4701; Fax: +972-2-629-4750 Israeli Foreign Minister, Silvan Shalom Fax: +972-2-5303704 e-mail: sar@m... Defense Minister, Shaul Mofaz Fax: +972-3-6916940, 6976990 e-mail: sar@m... Prime Minister Ariel Sharon fax: (+972-2) 566-4838 or 651-3955 or 651-2631

Everyone, Contact the Israeli embassy in your country

See our website: http://www.palsolidarity.org for more ways to help or get involved.

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