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Update On Internationals Arrested


Update On Internationals Arrested

The four international peace activists arrested yesterday:

Tobias Karlsson, Stockholm SWEDEN Fredrick Lind, VanLose, DENMARK Bill Capowski, NY and PA (State College), USA Tariq Loubani, CANADA

were all transferred to the Ariel settlement police station last night, put under arrest, and according to a phone text message received from the group at 7:00pm "NN ALL IN ROOM 1X2 M 4 OF US"

The lawyer for the four, Yoni Leherman, will visit them this morning, but has already been told that THE four will be issued deportation orders from the Ministry of Interior this AM.

Please help us protest the planned deportation of these international peace activists. Call, email, and fax the Minister of Interior at:

Minister of Interior Abraham Poraz Tel: +972-2-6701402 or +972-2-629-4701 Fax: +972-2-566-6376 or +972-2-629-4750

Minister Mr. Avraham Poraz mailto:sar@moin.gov.il Director Mr. Mordechay Mordechay mailto:mankal@moin.gov.il Spokeswoman Ms. Tova Ellinson mailto:dover@moin.gov.il Public Relations Ms. Nechama Pluga-Zecharia mailto:pniot@moin.gov.il

SOME TALKING POINTS: (Please also use your own):

- The international peace activists were in a Palestinian village (Arrabony) at the request of the local villagers. They were engaged in and supporting nonviolent expression of protest over the illegal confiscation of Palestinian land.

- The peace activists were repeatedly harassed and threatened with physical violence and arrest by Israeli soldiers, armed guards and settlers, and at all times remained nonviolent.

- Why is the Ministry of Interior and the government of Israel preventing all access to Palestinian areas and acting to arrest and deport human rights defenders and peace workers who would witness and report on Israeli violations of human rights and international law?


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